Interior of San Fernando Church, Cebu

Presbytery of the church with its modern retablo mayor flanked by gothic style doors

Presbytery of the church with its modern retablo mayor flanked by gothic style doors

There is not much to see inside the San Fernando Church in Cebu today due to renovations done to its interior in 1972. This was probably due to the effects of Vatican 2 which closed in 1965. I’m not sure if the original is cruciform but basing on the archival photo in the introductory post, looks it was added later.

What we can still find today are just the original structural details of the interior which is just limited to the neogothic portals flanking the retablo mayor, entrances to the baptistry and access to the belfry. The rest are new. The sacristy portals at the presbytery has a similar style to the side doors found at the nave with a high relief detail at the lancet points.

View of the rear and nave of the church

View of the rear and nave of the church

Left and center, gothic style entrances to belfry and baptistry, respectively; right, detail of lancet at gothic style door to sacristy from altar

Left and center, gothic style entrances to belfry and baptistry, respectively; right, detail of lancet at gothic style door to sacristy from altar

View of nave and presbytery

View of nave and presbytery

Covered up door to the baptistry

Covered up door to the baptistry

Baptistry of the church

Baptistry of the church

Nave of the church

Nave of the church

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