Maasin City, Southern Leyte

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Maasin

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Maasin (SpanishCatedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Maasin), commonly known as the Maasin Cathedral is a baroque Roman Catholicchurch in Maasin, Southern LeytePhilippines. The church is home to one of the oldest parishes of the country, the Maasin parish established by the series of waves of missionaries namely the JesuitsAugustinians and finally, Franciscans.
Originally built in 1700 by Jesuit priests, the church suffered several destruction and damage over the years, but has been rebuilt many times by the orders succeeding the Jesuits. Its present-day structure is constructed at 1968 and subsequently became the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maasinwhich covers the municipalities of Southern Leyte, including the towns of Matalom, Bato, Hilongos, Hindang, Inopacan and Baybay of province of Leyte. (Wikipedia)

How to Get There: At Tacloban City go to Van-Van's Terminal, Duptours or Tacloban New Transport Terminal. Look for the Van going to Maasin City. At the Maasin Terminal you can walk to the Cathedral or consult Google Maps or just hail a tricycle. Maasin is a 3-Hour Trip.


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