San Agustin Museum

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San Agustin Museum
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,729 contributions
Amazing piece of history
Feb 2020
The place itself is really amazing. Lots of information about the history of the country and Christianism. The museum is not only informational but also beautiful, with the mother of pearl windows.
Written 29 January 2021
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Cyril Grace R
General Trias, Philippines67 contributions
saints collections were amazing
Jun 2019
if you are a catholic this place is must visit.they have collections of antiques saints and statues of Mama Mary and other saints.

Collections of memorabilia for catholic church since the time Spaniards invade Philippines.
Written 11 May 2020
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luxetrip
San Francisco, California350 contributions
A Gem!
Feb 2020
Unexpectedly beautiful and big! What a great find! Completely immersive with lots of statues and other artifacts to admire.
Written 19 March 2020
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Angel Milev
Angeles City, Philippines37 contributions
Definitely place to go when in Manila
Apr 2019
For this landmark is best to allocate half a day in order to go through entire building and several expositions that are arranged in.
There is that nice feeling of history (although can't be compared with what we used to see in Europe or India or China), many informative posters with facts of how the place appeared etc.
Written 12 February 2020
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Christopher W
Aalst, Belgium56 contributions
Interesting relics exposition
Jan 2020
This place is a must to see all the relics that are being displayed here. Entrance is free and there's more than 1 floor to visit.
Written 10 February 2020
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badmintontim
Hastings, UK4,446 contributions
Great Museum
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is attached to the church and if you have time then should combine visiting here with a visit to the church as well
Written 7 February 2020
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bklynbubba
Brooklyn, NY416 contributions
Amazing
Dec 2019
You could be in medieval Spain, or wandering through a cloister in South America, but you are not. you are in the Philippines. And once you see that replica of a Manila Galleon, the pieces will all start to fall into place.
Written 11 January 2020
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Steven T
Seattle, WA1,716 contributions
Wonderful museum of historic spiritual art
Dec 2019 • Solo
The San Agustin Museum is attached to the magnificent and historical San Agustin church. You should visit both the church and the museum on the same visit. The museum is spread over the entire massive grounds over two floors. Many of the pieces tell the story of the evolution Christianity in the Philippines. You could easily spend at least a couple of hours in just the museum itself. I spent a few hours on the entire property including the church. There are two beautiful gardens on the property. Be sure and look for the turtles in the inner garden fountain. Don’t get too close to the fountain because they’ll swim underwater. They appear to be shy and very aware of people.
Written 13 December 2019
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,250 contributions
Catholic History in Philippines
Nov 2019 • Solo
The museum was a wealth of history that traced back to the Spanish landing in Philippines. It was unfortunate that it was heavily damaged during WWII and many of the treasures were destroyed but the church and grounds were rebuilt.

What relics and important artifacts that were saved, salvaged or returned to the church were displayed in a number of different temperature controlled rooms. A lot were lost. Paintings of saints and retablos (altars) lined the walkways with windows that over looked the courtyard.

The central garden courtyard was green and popular for group photos while the gardens in the back, accessed through the gift shop, was more secluded and nice for a contemplative walk.

The crypt was unique with no matching niches. The famous painter, Juan Luna, was interred here.

I recommend going to the second floor where the choir sits near the organ. From that vantage point one could look down onto the main church floor and the altar. The ornate ceiling was actually like a painting. View was available even when the church was closed for a wedding.
Written 8 December 2019
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Lawland L
21 contributions
Very center of religion for Manila
Nov 2019
Please go as did 2 popes and see the rebuilt church as its highly valued and has a grace and importance for Manila and the Philippines that no other church can represent
Written 25 November 2019
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