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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Malolos Cathedral


In commemoration of the 114th anniversary of the independence of the Philippine Republic today, I will share some pictures of a prominent historical site in the City of Malolos in the province of Bulacan, the Basilica Minore of Immaculate Conception, more popularly known as the Malolos Cathedral.

The cathedral (then known as the Malolos Church) served as the Presidential Palace of President Emilio Aguinaldo during the First Philippine Republic from September 15,1898 to March 31,1899.  The convent of the church was used by Aguinaldo as his Office.

This is how the Malolos Cathedral and its vicinity look nowadays:


Malolos Cathedral


Malolos Cathedral


Malolos Cathedral



Malolos Cathedral




Pastoral Center, Diocese of Malolos
Pastoral Center of the Diocese of Malolos

Malolos Cathedral bell
One of the Cathedral's historical bells

As the year 2012 marks the Golden Jubilee of the Diocese of Malolos, you may visit the Cathedral and be amazed by its rich history.

29 comments:

  1. ..one of these days, i will try to drop by at this cathedral :)

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  2. thanks for sharing this is very informative

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  3. i haven't been to really big cathedrals!! but this ones looks really gorgeous!! xx

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  4. Anywhere I go I visit their cathedrals and I visited this too.. Hope I could re-visit it again...:D

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  5. This is a massive church. I should visit it.

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  6. Super huge! I like how they construct it! Super old but it still looks good and how they maintain the cleanliness! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. lapit lang ng bulacan dito sa amin di ko pa din napuntahan.. ;( Hope to see this place too. very soon!

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  8. it looks so well maintained and i love the classic bell :)

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  9. The first thing that I remembered when I looked through your photos was Cebu -- there was a close resemblance to one of Cebu's churches to this one of Malolos. :)

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  10. What a nice church! Malolos got so beautiful church....

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  11. Wow, Malolos Church! Will definitely visit this soon, even if I'm not religious. I just appreciate the Hispanic architecture, like the churches in Iloilo and Cebu

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  12. Beatiful church, will make sure to vist this when I'll get chance.

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  13. wow.. must check this out soon.. thanks for sharing.. i am curious at the interior coz you did not post any pic :-)

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    1. Hi baterya,

      Pictures of the interior can be seen on my July 29 post: http://www.pinoypopculture.com/2012/07/inside-malolos-cathedral.html

      Thank you.

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  14. Love the picture of the plants outside the cathedral ♥

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  15. beautiful pics. never been here pa. eto ata yung namiss naming church when we toured bulacan.

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  16. It's interesting to learn about the role of the Malolos Cathedral in our country's history. Really a must-visit site.

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  17. I wonder how the interior looks like? ^_^

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    1. Hi markpogi,


      The July 29 post includes pictures of the Cathedral's interior:

      http://www.pinoypopculture.com/2012/07/inside-malolos-cathedral.html

      Thank you.

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  18. This place is so historical.A church where most weddings are being held.

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  19. it looks like it was newly painted :) good church!

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  20. Bulacan is really rich in history!
    and being the seat of the first established PH govt
    I wonder sometimes why it's not the country's capital?

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  21. i've been here so many times.. i have a relative whose home is just a walk away. yes, this cathedral is big indeed. This is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese..

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  22. @francis balgos

    Malolos already served as the Capital of the Philippines..from October 1898 to March 1901.

    Due to the American occupation of Manila..General Emilio Aguinaldo declared that the capital of the newly established Republic.That why..General McArthur launch a Northern Campaign marching to Malolos to suppress ang capitulate the town..

    This cathedral was burned down during philippine-american war of 1898.it took 50 years to reconstruct..

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  23. @francis balgos

    Malolos already served as the Capital of the Philippines..from October 1898 to March 1901.

    Due to the American occupation of Manila..General Emilio Aguinaldo declared that the capital of the newly established Republic.That why..General McArthur launch a Northern Campaign marching to Malolos to suppress ang capitulate the town..

    This cathedral was burned down during philippine-american war of 1898.it took 50 years to reconstruct..

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