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San Sebastian Church

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Plaza del Carmen, C.M. Recto | Quiapo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 734 8908
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Guided Tour of the Historic San Sebastian Basilica (Manila)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Plaza del Carmen, C.M. Recto | Quiapo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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"eiffel tower"
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"historical landmark"
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"steel structure"
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"statue of liberty"
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"restoration project"
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"minor basilica"
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"stained glass"
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"visiting manila"
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"worth a visit"
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"metro manila"
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"gothic"
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"asia"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting our guide pointed out the things of interest for us which we may have missed on our own.

Thank Maureencovill
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Amazing church which all made of stee. it is the only all-steel church in the Philippines. It was designated as a National Historical Landmark in 1973 and as a National Cultural Treasure in 2011.

Thank jwus
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Interesting place! Avail of their guided tour if you can. It gives a whole new perspective on the church as a heritage site other than its function as a place of worship.

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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

As a tourist, I’m normally not a fan of visiting churches but touring San Sebastian moved me! I appreciate the big goal behind the church’s restoration project: to bring back a sense of community, culture, and identity to the area of Quiapo and Manila as...More

Thank Audrey F
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

San Sebastian Church, built in the late 19th century, is the only all steel church in the Philippines. It is Gothic in style and has been declared as a National Historical Landmark in 1973 and a National Cultural Treasure in 2011. Today it is managed...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

One of the best and old churches in the Philippines. Its worth a visit and experience to witness the gothic interior design of the church. when you're in Manila take a side trip visit of San Sebastian Church..

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Angels brought me there on the day of my birthday... twas Sunday aftie. In my 34 years of existence got amazed with this huge perfectly steel made church. Song of praises echoing like you really inside the temple of heaven. Solemnity is everywhere. To God...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

I was blowed away by the sheer size and beauty of this church. This is well worth a look, when visiting Manila

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Reviewed February 24, 2017

This church is worth a visit due to the fact it is a prr-fab steel church, the only one of its kind in Asia. The area around it is actually quiet and peaceful (shocking considering how crowded nearby Chinatown is).

1  Thank Calvin C
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is a must-visit church. It is an old church made of steel - the only one found in Asia. A historical landmark that attracts many Catholic devotees. It is currently being restored.

1  Thank AnMagz
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