Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral
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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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  • YuppieLionheart
    Philippines490 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A church with a beautiful architecture
    A church with a beautiful architecture. This church is a historical & cultural landmark and usually the choice of couples who likes to have a church wedding. It is the home of the Archbishop of Manila as the Cathedral serves as its episcopal seat. Occasionally, the cardinal presides the Masses here.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 14 June 2023
  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice cathedral
    There have been a number of cathedrals on this site. This one was rebuilt after World War II, and consecrated in 1958. It is within the old walled city of Manila, in the Intramuros. Architecturally very pleasing to look at. Worth a visit as part of a walk around the Intramuros walled city.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Historical Cathedral
    Great Cathedral to see with in the walled city, history surrounds the whole area, and the Cathedral has been a part of that for almost 500 years. This is not the original Cathedral but still very impressive to see. Amazing architecture throughout the cathedral and certainly one of the top attractions to see.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 March 2024
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Great Cathedral to see with in the walled city, history surrounds the whole area, and the Cathedral has been a part of that for almost 500 years. This is not the original Cathedral but still very impressive to see.

Amazing architecture throughout the cathedral and certainly one of the top attractions to see.
Written 16 March 2024
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,792 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The Manila Cathedral is arguably the centerpiece to the Intramuros neighborhood and definitely an architectural beauty. I didn’t enter, but you can for mass and for tours. The area around it is safe enough.
Written 11 March 2024
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youbel1970
Brussels, Belgium1,657 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Visited the cathedral while walking back from Fort Santiago. Beautiful ceremony in english and it was full. It was in english and so much enthusiasm at the church.
Written 9 March 2024
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Aussie Travel
Geelong, Australia224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It’s a well maintained cathedral built in 1571 a long time ago and good for photos. Being a tourist area some tour hagglers but friendly and not too pushy. The fort is just across the road
Written 27 October 2023
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cristoph2010
Toronto1,188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
If you're in the area, do drop by the Manila Cathedral. It's like some other cathedral but it's a good spot to check out. I spent about 15 minutes in there.
Written 4 July 2023
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
There have been a number of cathedrals on this site. This one was rebuilt after World War II, and consecrated in 1958. It is within the old walled city of Manila, in the Intramuros. Architecturally very pleasing to look at.
Worth a visit as part of a walk around the Intramuros walled city.
Written 1 July 2023
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK2,601 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Not a must do activity but a very aesthetically pleasing cathedral from both the outside and inside. There are often weddings here too so you may have to plan your trip with flexible time in case there is a wedding on.
Written 17 June 2023
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YuppieLionheart
Philippines490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A church with a beautiful architecture. This church is a historical & cultural landmark and usually the choice of couples who likes to have a church wedding. It is the home of the Archbishop of Manila as the Cathedral serves as its episcopal seat. Occasionally, the cardinal presides the Masses here.
Written 14 June 2023
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Jhan Mikho Dizon
Manila, Philippines5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Business
I was there in Manila during Sunday and had a wonderful mass at the Manila Cathedral.

A must visit if you're visiting Intramuros.
Written 5 March 2023
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Aussie_Binturong
Queensland, Australia315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I happened to visit between 3 and 3:30pm and at that time the sun was shining through the stain glass and casting the most beautiful colours on the left hand side of the church.
Written 1 February 2023
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