Click on any of the images to see the enlarged copy and narratives of the photo. The Parish of St. Ferdinand was founded on 01 March 1881. Fr. Mariano Granja, to whom a
Lucena street was named after him, was the first Parish Priest.
Construction of this church was started in 1882 and completed in July 1884. Destroyed by
fire in 24 May 1887 and was rebuilt in November 1887.
The Diocese of Lucena was founded on 08 September 1950.
It was a nice thing that some years ago, the Parish was able to evict the commercial
establishments which used to occupy part of the churchyard facing Quezon Avenue (the main
street infront). The church can now be seen from the street. The only things blocking the
view are the massive crowns of old-growth trees which give shade to the ample parking lot.
To get there:
St Ferdinand Cathedral is situated facing Quezon Avenue, the most hard to miss street in
Lucena. This street is host to two famous fast food restaurants in the vicinity of the
Cathedral. The tower showing the logo of one of these restaurants can be used as a beacon
to find the Cathedral as it was much taller than the bell tower.
But without looking up, Quezon Ave can be reached straight down the road from the
Gulang-Gulang intersection at the Lucena Diversion Road.
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