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Independence day weekend

I love churches so this is a winner. This cathedral survived the war which makes it extra special... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Patricia E
Metro Manila, Philippines
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Communion in Faith

A place where you can really feel the Spirit of Community. At the center of the City accessible... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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Balanga City, Luzon, Philippines

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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I love churches so this is a winner. This cathedral survived the war which makes it extra special. The carvings were specially pretty.

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A place where you can really feel the Spirit of Community. At the center of the City accessible to church goer. Has a parking space so no worries for those with vehicles.

Thank pengpalmera
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great church located on the city proper. Church has a columbarium beside it. Came here on a Sunday and the priest was baptizing babies and children in front.

Thank helbanes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Good for a quick visit if you are in the neighborhood. Not worth a special visit unless it means something special for you. The outside is unexceptional 19th century brick. The inside is reasonably pretty.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Hard to believe the last time I was in this church, I was only 6. Oh how time flies! Definitely must pay respects to this church when in Balanga Bataan. It's literally in the heart of town so you won't miss it. It looked bigger...More

Thank Ane F
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The church is located at the city center, across the city plaza. For those interested in antique churches, this church will not disappoint. For those interested in history, the church was used by the Japanese during WWII as an artillery emplacement to bombard the Filipino...More

Thank Jake2014jake
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Located at the heart of balanga, this church was renovated a couple of years back (when Bishop Socrates was still assigned in balanga). The church is spacious, also has a big parking.

Thank cbgeron
Reviewed 14 July 2016

My better half is from Bataan & this is the church where we got married way back 1989 by the then Bishop Celso N. Guevarra. This is the first time that we have visited St. Joseph Cathedral by night since it is the holidays when...More

Thank Darwin153
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is the church i always visited since i get married, my son were baptist hr and i wanted him to cont blessed hr till he gets old.

Thank WinWin A
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The church is nicely located with the plaza in front of it, and The Plaza Hotel just across it. It's also well lit at night and is one of those old churches that gives you not just the religious aspect of it but one of...More

Thank Regcarasig
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