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Manila Cathedral

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Address: Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number:
632 5273093
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of this...

Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of this majestic cathedral, whose 1951 completion commemorated the the five versions that came before it.

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Large beautiful church

In the old town there several churches, but this is one of the biggest and very nice also. Can be recommended in the city where is not that much to see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The church ground is so huge that you can enjoy walking around after attending the mass. It was beautiful and clean.

Thank JRhecel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful old Catholic Church it was crowded the day we were there but well worth staying to look around. Beautiful stained glass windows. Along one hallway were many historical pictures with captions. Near other tourist attractions such as Magellans Cross.

Thank Joseph M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the old town there several churches, but this is one of the biggest and very nice also. Can be recommended in the city where is not that much to see.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located almost next to the must see Fort Santiago, you should take a look at this religious precinct and this minor Bascilica that the Philipino people are so proud of. It's the epitome of their catholic Christian culture. The cathedral is large, elegant, easily visited and has some wonderful religious artifices most tourists and Christian visitors will appreciate. Allow about... More 

Thank Neil M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is worth a visit if you are in Intramuros. It's a peaceful place of worship. Heading back here after heading into the bedlam of Chinatown really did feel like finding sanctuary

Thank Matthew W
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen countless churches around Europe but this one, I have to say, has its own characteristics. My friend told me it had been newly renovated and they obviously did a pretty good job. Just wish the surroundings outside of the church were taken care of better and cleaner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a grand cathedral with one of the longest aisle in the Philippines. Perfect for brides whose dream is to have a picture perfect wedding with his prince charming. Perfect for a bride's dramatic entrance as she take one small steps towards the man of her dreams and her forever.The long aisle ensures the longest time for a bride... More 

Thank Shirley C
Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A clean and restored Manila Cathedral looks brighter with its cleanliness and added lights at the pillars and bas refliefs at the nave and even at the transept. We can now appreciate the detail of the mosaic artwork behind the beautiful simplicity of the woman, the Immaculate Conception, which this artwork embellishes.

Thank ping345
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Manila Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, Philippines, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines. A church which started from Bamboo and Nipa Hut in 1579 by a spanish priest. Father Domingo De Salazar started it as foundation of christianity in Manila next to Cebu... More 

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Bacolod, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge cathedral with a long history and of utmost importance to Philippine Roman Catholicism. Nice architecture.

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