Davao Cathedral

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Davao Cathedral
Saint Peter Metropolitan Cathedral
Catedral Metropolitana de San Pedro
San Pedro Davao.jpg
Facade of the Saint Peter Cathedral in Davao City
Davao Cathedral is located in Philippines
Davao Cathedral
Davao Cathedral
Republic of the Philippines
7°03′53″N 125°36′34″E / 7.064694°N 125.609471°E / 7.064694; 125.609471Coordinates: 7°03′53″N 125°36′34″E / 7.064694°N 125.609471°E / 7.064694; 125.609471
Location Davao City, Davao del Sur
Country Philippines
Denomination Roman Catholic
Status Cathedral
Dedication Saint Peter
Functional status Active
Architectural type Church building
Style Post-modern
Materials Gravel, Cement, Steel, Concrete
Archdiocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Davao
Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, DD[1]

The Saint Peter Metropolitan Cathedral, also referred to as the San Pedro Cathedral or Davao Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located at Barangay Poblacion District, Davao City, Philippines. The cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter, is the ecclesiastical seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Davao.


An earlier church was built in the same area of the current cathedral in 1847. Said to have been built in Neo-Gothic style, the earlier church was built on the spot. In the 1960s, due to its small size, the Diocese of Davao solicited funds to enlarge the church. Architect Manuel Chiew was responsible for the design of the new church. the design of the new church was that of an ark hence the pointed front where the cross stands. A separate Bell tower was also constructed.. The cathedral has been a witness to two bombing incidents. The first incident in 1981 which killed 17 people, and in 1993 with 7 deaths.[2]

Style & Architecture[edit]

This magnificent Spanish-style architecture with its distinctive modern design frontal-curved solid structure was first built using nipa and bamboo in 1847 and was subsequently rebuilt in wood in the mid 1900s by the late Architect Ramon Basa until it was finally remodelled in concrete in 1964 by Architect Manuel Chiew.[3]


Cathedral entrance
Side chapel and altarpiece.
San Pedro Cathedral in the evening.
Main altarpiece
Side chapel
Inside the Cathedral
Cathedral Rectory
Cathedral facade
Front view of the church.
Bishop's chair
Point arch window
Side of the Cathedral
Holy water font
Stations of the Cross relief.
Bell tower

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Davao". Claretian Publications. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Fiel, Cheryll D. "San Pedro Cathedral, A Witness to the Tales of a City, Then and Now". davaotoday.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  3. ^ davaocitybybattad.blogspot.co.ke/2011/11/san-pedro-cathedral-of-davao-city.html?m=1

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