22 April, 2008

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral Postcard

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu in Cebu. Construction of the cathedral took long due to frequent interruptions brought about by lack of funds and other unexpected events.

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral Postcard

The architecture of the church is typical with baroque colonial churches in the country -- squat, cruciform, and with thick walls to withstand typhoon and other natural calamities. The trefoil-shaped pediment is decorated with carved relieves of floral motifs, an IHS inscription and a pair of griffins. The Spanish Royal Coat of Arms is emblazoned in low relief above the main entrance owing perhaps to the contribution of the Spanish monarch to its construction.

SOURCE:
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral Wikipedia Entry

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