Saint Peter Metropolitan Cathedral |
Catedral Metropolitana de San Pedro
Facade of the Saint Peter Cathedral in Davao City
|Location||Davao City, Davao del Sur|
|Architectural type||Church building|
|Materials||Gravel, Cement, Steel, Concrete|
|Archdiocese||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Davao|
|Archbishop||Romulo G. Valles, DD|
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.
Style & Architecture
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.
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- Media related to Davao City Cathedral at Wikimedia Commons