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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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Very nice cathedral but unspectacular compared to the great cathedrals of France

On a tour of the Intramuros old part of Manila this cathedral is an obvious and easy stop to make. It's a nice church but I didn't see anything there to make it worth the trip all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It is an airconditioned cathedral and I really love it's architectural design most especially the details! Very historical! I would really love the have my wedding here hihi

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Filipino: Kalakhang Katedral Basílika ng Maynilà; Spanish: Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Manila), informally known as Manila Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, Philippines, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines. The cathedral serves as the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a tour of the Intramuros old part of Manila this cathedral is an obvious and easy stop to make. It's a nice church but I didn't see anything there to make it worth the trip all by itself. Nothing bad about it, just nothing especially beautiful about it either.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit , this is equal to many of the great churches of Europe.... Mass in English for visiting catholics is recomended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You wouldn't realise by looking at this beautiful cathedral that it was destroyed in WW2 during the battle of Manila. for me this cathedral is manilla and a must see. Beautiful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It seemed like every church we visited had a wedding in progress. I did manage to check a few of the side chapels before being shewed away by an usher.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a particularly old building - the present church is the eighth on the site! Very European with side chapels. Peaceful atmosphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During Tour of Intramuros must see option also. The Church was very beautiful from Inside. There was some wedding that day in church so very busy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No entrance fee. The church has aircon and well-maintained. Huge place. You can see some nice statue, painting and holy figures. I loved the colored windows. If you like history and holy places. This place is worth to visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The said this is the mother of church! Crowded outside the church as you can see the locals just sitting outside the church along the stairway but by the moment you walk in; this place is so quiet and peaceful inside church... nothing much can see here compare to San Augustin Church (3 minutes walk from Manila Cathedral).. however, this... More 

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