This church, built in 1712, was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1892. The dome was built by parish priest (1826-1834) Fr. Miguel Aparicio. On January 9, 1945, the bishop’s residence was greatly damaged and the church was partially destroyed when American forces dropped bombs on the Poblacion.
The renovated church reopened in 1965 but it was damaged again during the July 16, 1990 earthquake and later repaired. This massive adobe church, formerly the Three Kings Parish Church, is now the seat of the Lingayen Diocese which was created in 1932 with Msgr. Cesar Ma. Guerrero as its first bishop.
Its interiors have fine specimens of religious art in wood and metal and its imposing, Oriental pagoda-like (supposedly an architectural influence of the town’s Christianized Chinese inhabitants during the Spanish colonial period) , 45 yard high, 5-storey bell tower is said to be the tallest in the country. Its centuries-old church bells dating back to the 1800’s, which fell during the American bombardment, are displayed in the Kampana Museum within the cathedral grounds.
Check out “Kampana Museum“
Cathedral of the Epiphany of Our Lord: Poblacion, Lingayen, 2401 Pangasinan. Tel: 542-6235. Feast of the Three Kings: January 4-6.
How to Get There: Lingayen is located 200 kms. from Manila and 15 kms. west of Dagupan City.