The Assumption Cathedral is known for its relevance among Thailand’s Catholic groups. The main church of Bangkok’s Archdiocese, it is viewed as a testament to France’s legacy in Bangkok as it was constructed by French missionaries.
Both exteriors and interiors are worthy of admiration, so take in the Cathedral’s red-brick facade, unique rectangular structure, and stained glass windows imported from France and Italy.
In the day, tourists flood the Western and Byzantine Church, but at night, Saint Mark's Basilica opens its gates to the crypt where you can find the remains of the Patriarchs of Venice including St. Mark's. Thread lightly in one of the most intimate visits you'll find in the world.
Originally, the cathedral was just a simple parish church in Manila until upon the issuance of a papal bull by Pope Gregory XIII, it became a separate diocese altogether. The Manila Cathedral is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is one of the titles for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It’s also a venue for masses held by popes, Blessed Paul VI and St. John Paul being one of the few. If you’re interested to learn more about the cathedral, you can request for a tour on their website!
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