Cathedral of Vigan

NHCP Photo Collection, 2008

NHCP Photo Collection, 2008
Location: Vigan, Ilocos Sur (Region I)
Category: Building
Type: House of Worship
Status: Level II - With Marker
Marker Date: 1949 
Marker Text:
CATHEDRAL OF VIGAN

BUILT IN 1641, THIS CHURCH BECAME A CATHEDRAL WHEN THE SEAT OF THE DIOCESE OF NUEVA SEGOVIA WAS TRANSFERRED FROM LAL-LOC, CAGAYAN, TO VIGAN, 1758. OCCUPIED BY THE REVOLUTIONISTS UNDER COL. JUAN VILLAMOR,1896, AND BY THE AMERICAN FORCES UNDER LT. COL. JAMES PARKER, 1899. A CHAPEL OF WOOD AND THATCH ERECTED ON THIS SITE, 1574, BY ORDER OF JUAN DE SALCEDO, THE CONQUISTADOR AND FOUNDER OF VILLA FERNANDINA, AFTER WHICH VIGAN WAS FIRST CALLED, WAS DAMAGED BY EARTHQUAKE IN 1619 AND 1627 AND BY FIRE IN 1739.

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