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Step back in time and absorb the charisma and ambience of Manila's oldest University. Admire the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
aussieallan
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Sydney, Australia
A Stroll on a beautiful University Campus

The second oldest University in the Philippines, University of San Carlos is the oldest. The... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
Kizomama K
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This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic universities based on enrollment.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Manila
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Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
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(632)406-1611
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step back in time and absorb the charisma and ambience of Manila's oldest University. Admire the architecture but meet the people. Amazing history and beautiful talented and passionate staff and students. You will be impressed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aussieallan
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

The second oldest University in the Philippines, University of San Carlos is the oldest. The Pontifical and Catholic University has a beautiful campus along España Avenue. A must to see the old buildings that has been visited for four times by three (3) Popes and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kizomama K
Reviewed 4 January 2019

A walk through this old campus is gorgeous! Lots of catholic character and photo stops with statues, stations of the Lord's time on earth (in marble relief) and other monuments make this a very beautiful oasis in Manila.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mr_GA_GA
Reviewed 29 November 2018

There are still some historical areas in this campus but coming here doesn't seem like a thing for outsiders. I'm not even sure if you can get in if you don't study/work here or if your purpose is not to go to the hospital.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank marlopauloroxas
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The UST Chapel in the University of Santo Tomas campus has always been ignored by many tourists and residents in the Metro Manila area. To a Thomasian and I can proudly say I am having 15 years of education in this prestigious Catholic University in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

We just went because my father had studied there. It has old buildings and a museum we could not visit because they close it on mondays.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rauldf75
Reviewed 19 October 2018

very good university and students should study well ,masters and Phd from it is a plus ,good in medicine ,very big area ,some foreign professors teach too ,catholic based ,

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ali A
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I walk from malacanang palace to UST, can not enter. It is private place and need permit to take photo inside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bayu I
Reviewed 4 September 2018

UST is one of the oldest school in the Philippines. They have very good structures. There are also places to eat when you are inside the University and they have good hospital too!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank rbballesteros
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Home of the Tigers! I really miss all the food here. Especially the restaurants along Dapitan and P. Noval. I always buy musubi (from carpark) and milk tea when I was still in college. This is a good "pantawid-gutom" Haha :)

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank maeshpotato
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Liezel F
3 January 2019|
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Response from maeshpotato | Reviewed this property |
Yes open naman ang uni. Pero ung offices, i doubt it.
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mangelesapn
30 September 2018|
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Response from dra48 | Reviewed this property |
I went to UST in the context of working. I was invited by the UST BOT. Anyways, You can go to UST by self. It’ll be a free visit. Except some restricted areas, with limited accessibility, most parts of UST are opened to... More
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Ralph V
11 November 2016|
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Response from Wobeenskeedoo | Reviewed this property |
i dont think they are open but you can enter but need to secure a permit from the Office of Public Relations, so best if you go during class days.
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