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Address: Balanga City, Luzon, Philippines

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Right in the city center of Balanga

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Baguio, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 when I was a kid, it didn't change much except for its new paint job... More 

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Thank Ane F
Pasig, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 & American troops holed up in Mt. Samat, now the site of the Shrine of... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bacoor, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 we went there. The lighting is dramatic in different perspectives which always picture perfect. It... More 

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Thank Darwin153
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 history as well.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The location is so accessible. Parking space is OK. The church is wonderful, old fashion and big....

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Paranaque, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Great Architecture. That's it. The church is in front of our hotel, we visited during the day around 3pm...it was closed :( We didn't get to see the inside of the church.

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