Batanes Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral in Basco Achieve Your Travel Goals With This List Of Beautiful Destinations - Travel Philippines Now

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Batanes Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral in Basco Achieve Your Travel Goals With This List Of Beautiful Destinations

Batanes is an archipelagic province in the Philippines situated in the Cagayan Valley region. It is the northernmost province in the country, and also the smallest, both in population and land area

Batanes has become one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the country. The relatively isolated islands of the Batanes, the home of the resilient and welcoming Ivatans, with its rolling hills, subtropical climate, ancient cultures, good food, windswept traditional stone houses, and breathtaking landscapes and seascapes which perhaps make it one of the prettiest corners of the world. Its refreshingly chill vibe is unique from the other famous island destinations in the country. Whether it'll be your first time to see the country's northernmost province or you're planning to come back to rediscover the place, Batanes has plenty of spots that are worth your time.

OUR LADY OF IMMACULATE CONCEPCION CATHEDRAL, also known as Santo Domingo Cathedral, in Basco was built in 1812 under the supervision of the Dominican friars. It is one of the first limestone buildings to be built under the Spanish regime. The convent beside the church was built in 1814. Buildings in Batanes are traditionally two storey lime and stone houses and churches with meter-thick cogon roofs believed to last about 60 years. These buildings were built around 1795 with the help of imported masons, stone cutters, and carpenters from Cagayan. The church is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception and its patron saint is Santo Domingo de Guzman. 

The structure was first built from 1787 to 1796 by Father Baltazar Calderon, OP and Father Bartolome Artiquez, OP. Several reconstructions were made on the church such as the incorporation of rocks by Father Francisco de Paula Esteban, OP in 1795, and the shortening of the nave and the reconstruction of the dacade by Father Nicolas Castaño, OP in 1812, done in an espadaña style. The walls of the church were installed with massive pilasters from the foundation to top to protect it against typhoons and earthquakes.


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