Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cebu Cathedral Museum - Weekend Snapshot

Across the street from the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral is the Cathedral Museum, the ecclesiastical museum of the Archdiocese of Cebu. The museum is housed in a former rectory built in 1840 and made from cut-coral stones and hardwood. On the ground floor is a memorial chapel and a small area showing the original flooring when the house was first constructed, during the Spanish regime, the American occupation to the present.

The grand staircase leads to the second floor, an open gallery exhibiting photographs and illustrations depicting the growth of Catholicism in Cebu. There are collections of antique sculptures, chalices and ciboriums and other religious artifacts from the Spanish colonial times.

Entrance fee is 50 pesos.

overlooking the Cebu Cathedral and garden

view of the museum from the garden

a crucifixion mural
Michael the Archangel tramples Satan

not sure if this is Saint Rose

the prestigious Spanish medal

Enjoy Weekend Snapshot


Unknown said...

Very interesting. We share the same interest..

Anonymous said...

Hi Luna. I would have wanted to bring home a guy - kahit hindi Oscar ang name. Pero hindi eh. Anyway, thanks for dropping by and also for sharing pics of the Cebu Cathedral. Been to Cebu twice ata, and I haven't had the chance to see that.

Have a good week!

Weekend Snapshot said...

There is an eerie feeling when you go to church museums. But I still like going there. I've been to the San Agustin Church museum many times since I was a kid.

Thank you for joining this week's WS!

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Marites said...

i have been to the Cebu Cathedral before and I never saw this museum. It's really interesting and i'll try to go there next time.

Ozzy's Mom said...

what a shame, i am from cebu but i never think i've been in the museum before..great entry!

Bengbeng said...

hi, this is interesting.. i thought weekend snapshot had already been discontinued

eastcoastlife said...

That is one cool museum! I thought Cebu is all about the beautiful sand and sea. :)

Toe said...

That is an awesome museum! I liked that Michelangelo trampling Satan. Great shots Luna!