2 Churches to explore in Northern Mindanao
Northern Mindanao is an administrative region in the Philippines, officially designated as Region X. It is blessed with natural wonders: large, protected forests white sandy beaches, coral reefs, and sheltered bays rich with aquatic life.
The Immaculate Conception Church is a Baroque church located in Poblacion. It was declared by the National Museum as a National Cultural Treasure in Northern Mindanao due to its artistic design and cultural values. The church was a provincial attempt to mimic the famous San Ignacio Church of Intramuros in Manila. At present, the church is undergoing repair and restoration pursuant to the National Cultural Heritage Act otherwise known as the "Cultural Properties Preservation and Protection Act".
The Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. The cathedral, dedicated to Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, is the ecclesiastical seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro. It is now one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area.