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Saint Paul Metropolitan Cathedral

Burgos, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Church

One of the country’s oldest Augustinian churches, the St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral started out as a chapel made of wood and thatch in 1578 by order of Juan de Salcedo, the conquistador and founder of Villa Ferdinandina, which later became the town of Vigan. the cathedral follows a Baroque architectural design that has been modified by Ilocanos to strengthen the structure against earthquakes. This is now known as earthquake Baroque.

Location of Saint Paul Metropolitan Cathedral