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Bishop's House in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Beside the San Sebastian Cathedral and across the Plaza del Seis de Noviembre in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines is the Bishop's House.











The house was the former rectory of the San Sebastian Cathedral. It was built between 1891 and 1894 with materials from Palawan and Guimaras.

Bishop's House in Bacolod City Negros Occidental Philippines
Bishop's House in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines


The Living Room

The living room of the Bishop's House is in the second floor of the building. Right at the landing at the flight of stairs leading to the second floor. It is adorned with many antique furniture pieces. And one can really feel the vintage vibe.

Living room of the Bishop's House
Half of the living room




Living room of the Bishop's House
The other half of the living room


Art at the Bishop's Palace

There are some usual religious statues and paintings at the Bishop's House in Bacolod City. Yet there were a few pieces of art that caught my attention during my visit. One was a Marian grotto right under a staircase leading to the second floor.

Marian grotto at the Bishop's House
Marian grotto




Many of us are used to see an image of Jesus Christ nailed to a cross. A sculpture at the Bishop's Palace depicts Jesus Christ suffering differently. The image with several wounds in his chest, arms, and thighs had his left hand tied to a tree instead of nailed to the cross.

Image of Jesus Christ tied to a tree at the Bishop's House
Jesus Christ tied to a tree




The third art piece that drew my attention was the anti-abortion statue. The statue have two hands lifting up an aborted baby before a column that bears a cross.

Anti-abortion statue at the Bishop's House
Anti-abortion statue





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