On March 10,1872, six days after the Spanish expedition arrived in Puerto Princesa, the first mass was celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Exequiel Moreno in the same place where the cathedral now stands. He later erected the parish under the patronage of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.
It took almost a century though before the present cathedral was built, in 1961, under then Bishop Most Rev. Gregorio Espiga. The interesting angular structure departs from the conventional religious architecture of most churches in the country.
How to get there:
By tricycle from the airport or from the city proper - Php50.00 good for three (3) persons
Tricycles, vans & jeepneys for hire are also available.
Travel time is 10 minutes from the airport.