Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, Hagatna

#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Guam
Church · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Originally built in 1669, just one year after the first colonists arrived in Guam, Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica has been destroyed and reconstructed several times over the centuries. Most of what you can see now dates back to the 1950s. Look up at the curved facades and stained glass artwork of the cathedral, which plays an important role in the island's cultural and religious fabric, especially when crowds gather there to celebrate Sunday Mass. Use our Hagatna itinerary planner to visit Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica on your trip to Hagatna, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • You can have time to pray for your family, for your trip in a calm and peaceful cathedral. You can also enjoy beautiful, colorful stained glass.  more »
  • It’s an old grand structure though not as big as the usual cathedrals. The stained glass window mosaic are really impressive and truly a work of art. A wonderful surprise is finding a statue of San...  more »
  • From my understanding, this should be the biggest cathedral in Guam. It looks new and sleeky design. You can find traditional colorful glass windows inside. For tourist, you must donate a dollar per person at the entrance (put into donation box). Just wondering on office hours of gift shop; it should open during my visit but it's closed and locked.
  • Good place to take picture. There are some landmarks that are symbols for Guam island.

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