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Manila Cathedral

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Address: Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number: 632 5273093
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Nice old church.

The church itself is a nicely built old church inside intramuros. Could be a good and fresh place to rest a bit on a hot day if you are visiting the surroundings. It is well kept... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The church itself is a nicely built old church inside intramuros. Could be a good and fresh place to rest a bit on a hot day if you are visiting the surroundings. It is well kept and restored properly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a National Treasure if you like history and is close to the Oasis Park Hotel we stood at which is a good find if you are on a budget and like a cool swim.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I think it was one of the best vintage places here in the country wherein buildings are old with antique shops, kalesa (horse riding) while on tour and most of the history in the philippines are here. Include it on your list and make some tour in Intramuros. Also I get the chance to take a pic with bridal kalesa.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled Europe extensively and visited numerous cathedrals and churches across that continent, Asia is definitely not the place for church related activity. Philippines is the only country in Asia that is predominately Catholic so one would expect the main manila Cathedral to have some significance. It was devoid of any architectural or spiritual beauty. Just not worth braving the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice church really beautiful in intramurous. Interior s are classy . Spanish architecture with Filipino influence. Lovely

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the history we were amazed at how this church is resilient after being damaged and reconstructed 8 times. I am impressed with how they were able to keep their creepy bamboo organ though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the better churches, inside is very impressive, a real old blast from the past, weekends really busy and Sunday, you will be lucky to be able to walk inside, so many people

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely restored and maintained cathedral - one of the few that survived all the mayhem of ages (fires, earthquakes, typhoons, wars...) Don't miss the lower chapel - follow the right side towards the altar, you'll see steps down in front of you - they look like they're off limits but in fact they lead to the lower chapel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been at sat evening while wedding ceremony took place.looks awesome.the building in and outside is well preserved and sacred.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Philippine culture is infused by 300 years of Spanish influence. A visit to the cathedral will offer insight to the colonial past of the Philippines, moreso that it is situated in the 'Walled City" of Intramuros.

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