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Bayombong Cathedral

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Location  Nueva Vizcaya
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Architectural type  Church building
Status  Cathedral
Country  Philippines
Functional status  Active
Architectural style  Baroque architecture
Archbishop  Sergio Utleg
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Diocese  Roman Catholic Diocese of Bayombong
Archdiocese  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
Materials  Sand, Gravel, Cement, Concrete
Similar  The People’s Museum, San Vicente Ferrer Ch, Lower Magat Eco‑Touri, Dalton Pass, Tuguegarao Cathedral

The Saint Dominic Cathedral, commonly referred to as the Bayombong Cathedral, is an 18th-century, Baroque church located at Brgy. Salvacion, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. The cathedral, which is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bayombong, is under the patronage of Saint Dominic.


Church history

The mission in present-day Bayombong had its roots in the mid-18th century when it was formally accepted by the Dominicans as mission center in a region previously referred to as Paniqui. Soon after founding the mission, the erection of the church structure took place in 1780 under the supervision of Father Juan Crespo, OP. According to records, the church, and other nearby structures, was gutted by fire in 1892. Father Cerefino Martinez, O.P. initiated the reconstruction of the church. It was completed three years after, in 1895, with the installation of galvanized iron roofing, new altarpieces and a new pulpit.


The church façade is described as a close copy of that of the Dupax del Sur Church and the Santa Catalina church in Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya, with its doors, windows and oculus, not to mention the pediment shape that’s also similar to that of the older Tuguegarao Cathedral in Cagayan province. A difference, however between this church and the two above-mentioned churches is the lack of columns framing the windows. The slightly-detached, octagonal campanile is also distinct to the church of Bayombong. The façade, with its squat appearance, is divided into four sections by cornices. The façade is ornamented with two windows on the second level (flanking a saint’s niche) and an oculus on the third level.


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