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Manila Cathedral

1,124 Reviews

Manila Cathedral

1,124 Reviews
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Cabildo cor Beaterio Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002 Philippines
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Guided Tour of the Historic San Sebastian Basilica (Manila)
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Guided Tour of the Historic San Sebastian Basilica (Manila)

Discover San Sebastian Basilica, the first and only all-metal building in the Philippines, that sits in a quiet pocket of the historic Quiapo district in Manila. A crossroads of history and innovation, the 126-year-old Basilica was constructed by an international village: Belgian steel, German stained windows, a Spanish engineer, and Filipino art students from the turn of the century Philippines artfully transforming the metal interior into a design that stays true to the Gothic Revival style. The guided tour includes access to the church floor, the choir loft, and the hidden spaces not usually accessible to the public, like the attic and the belfries.<br><br>Explore to Restore! You can help us fund the long-overdue restoration of this historic building by booking a tour with us!
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Elena Ciocan wrote a review Jan 2021
Timisoara, Romania1729 contributions320 helpful votes
The church is nice, but the plastic chairs inside are really strange. In front if the church you can find some nice things to buy.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Marimar A wrote a review Oct 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates127 contributions87 helpful votes
One of the old yet nicest church I've been. Historical and one of the place that will bring up your faith.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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KGB777 wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore41741 contributions2762 helpful votes
The original cathedral of Manila was comprehensively destroyed during WWII. The current cathedral was built after the war to replace it, but obviously couldn't be expected to be of the same build-quality. It's nice enough, but just doesn't have that same colonial aura to it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Perry B wrote a review May 2020
Hong Kong, China2287 contributions1652 helpful votes
A very important site, the Cathedral is a must visit place of contemplation and symbol of the nation's soul. The side Chapels are particularly fine as is the fretwork and window framing.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Aaqarsh Aiyyar wrote a review Mar 2020
Chennai (Madras), India2454 contributions595 helpful votes
I loved this 16th Century cathedral which is an architectural marvel (reconstructed many times later due to natural disasters). The location is prominent and is in the Intramuras area close to Fort Santiago. The Intramuras battery operated vehicle is the best transportation. The entrance is free. I spent some time inside the Church and the vibes were positive. Recommended as it is a must-visit if you are in Manila.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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