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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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This Cathedral dates back to 1581 but has been rebuilt a total of seven times, including a massive reconstruction after it was destroyed in Workd War II. The building features... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Cathedral dates back to 1581 but has been rebuilt a total of seven times, including a massive reconstruction after it was destroyed in Workd War II. The building features impressive stained glass windows and a monumental pipe organ. All very interesting. No entrance fee but a donation is welcomed.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, we arrived in the evening when he was already preparing to close. But I could see a few tourists who were born with light of faith, in silence and admiration. Monumet has induced a very good inner peace

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended an early morning mass at the Manila Cathedral. Loved the ambience of the Cathedral. The Cathedral had 3 Papal visits so far from Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Francis. Make time to visit the Cathedral for sure.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was roaming around the Intramurous when I bumped into this cathedral of grandeur. It was a short distance walk from the Chinese Museum. The interior of the church is impressive and the showcase display of the crucified Christ and other biblical figures were fascinating. The sculptures looked real and a bit of frightening. Christ on the cross with blood... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Manila Cathedral is big, even if there are a lot of People visiting it's not crowded. Outside there are a bunch of horse carriages and the drivers are somewhat anoying thrying to convince you to take a roundtrip in the neighborhood. The small plaza in front of the cathedral offers some shade and is a quiet park.

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Fernvale, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this historic church several times even though not a Catholic. It is a nice spot with friendly people. It seems a calm place in a chaotic city. The CR's were easy to find, though they seemed different to western toilets.

Thank Glynn H
Brasov, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Indeed an impressive cathedral. We housed the rain, and ... we took part in a wedding. It was interesting, but security people did not allow us to shoot or take pictures at the event! Otherwise, the rest was beneficial, the air conditioning inside. The exterior is well-groomed, in contrast to most buildings in INTRAMUROS.

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Lower Mainland, BC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A stop on our tour of Intramuros. There was a wedding inside but we were able to walk around the perimeter and take photos.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the old city this cathedral is well looked after and constantly has work done to it. The high ceiling and walls are in very good conditions. So are the stain glass windows.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This grand airy building should not be missed when visiting Intramuros. It has several beautiful stained glass windows. A magnificent church near to Santiago Fort.

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