Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dumaguete City: St Catherine of Alexandria Church

This church is similar with our church name in Mambusao, Capiz celebrated during November 25 every year. The design of the church is influences by an old Spanish Era a way back ago and this is very historical. What I liked most about the church is how the lights brought out the fascinating beauty of the altar. You can sit down there and be deep in your thoughts and prayers. I love the interior design and architectures outside the church. From the entrance, you'll find the statue of St. Catherine of Alexandria and one of the largest church in the city.

A short stroll away from their public market and nearby establishment. Easy to access by public transport like tricycle or jeepney. 

Negros Oriental: Dumaguete City Public Plaza

Dumaguete City is known to be " The City of Gentle People". After a quick side trip at the church of St. Catherine Catholic, I immediately cross towards their public plaza. It's great to see such a feature be accessed by everyone in the city and very near from my hotel. The place is covered with tall trees, the whole area is clean and I saw a lot of lamp post over the place. The plaza is used by most locals and government activities during gatherings, fiestas and city affairs. Like the boulevard, this area is full of people in the afternoon having their family bonding, friends get together, kids playing around and even people attending the church mass. You'll see the monument of Dr. Jose Rizal stands in the middle of the plaza. I also visit some of old houses around the plaza.

Negros Oreintal: A Scenic View of Rizal Boulevard in Dumaguete City

It has a scenic view of the ocean facing Siquijor Island, the seaport on the left side and this was my first time to travel the Province. Strolling around the place is one of must-do experience in Dumaguete City. Its very accessible for its near downtown. You can breath fresh air, seeing the century old tree along the stretch of the boulevard and just go food tripping during evening.   It's recommended that you visit the place late in the afternoon like 4pm is the best time to sit there and just watch people walking around. There are a lot of interesting restaurants, cafes and shops around the area facing the boulevard. I love the majestic and huge acacia trees which can be seen on the area.

Overall, the whole park was decently clean and grass was manicured and locals were very friendly, accommodating and always smiling.




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