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The Cebu Provincial Capitol description and photos - Philippines: Cebu. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is The Cebu Provincial Capitol.
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The Cebu Capitol is the seat of the government of the Philippine province of Cebu, located in the city of the same name. The Capitol, designed by the famous architect Juan Arellano, is located at the northern end of Boulevard Osmenya. The inscription on the facade of the building reads: "The power of the government comes from the people."
The design of the Capitol, designed to replace the old Casa Provincial government building in the Spanish Quarter, began in 1910, but construction itself began only in 1937. Governor Sotero Kabahug personally supervised the progress of the work. A year later, in June 1938, the grand opening of the new Capitol was held, which was attended by the President of the Philippines, Manuel Quezon. At the ceremony, Cebu Archbishop Gabriel Reyes blessed the new building, and Governor Rodriguez's wife uncorked a bottle of champagne. During the Second World War, the Capitol was seriously damaged, but a year after the end of the war it was completely restored.
Today, the Cebu Capitol Building is one of the city's main attractions. Its U-shape seems to embrace the end of the wide boulevard Osmenya. The main three-story building is flanked by two service buildings, and all together they create a wide courtyard - a ceremonial courtyard bounded by a balustrade. The main building is built in a typical neoclassical style: the first floor with rusticated stone blocks is occupied by small halls and offices, the second floor houses the main work premises, and the attic floor completes the structure. The facade is crowned with a cornice and a parapet with allegorical sculptures at the corners. The most memorable feature of the facade is the central semicircular balcony with a simple octagonal dome.
The second floor of the Capitol can be reached by going up the main staircase from the foyer. If you walk south from the Art Deco hall, you can get to the balcony overlooking the boulevard. And if you go to the north, the corridor will lead you to a dance hall with huge windows from ceiling to floor, also decorated in the Art Deco style and evoking fabulous balls. The spacious dance hall is illuminated by two chic chandeliers of incredible size.
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