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Manila Cathedral

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Address: Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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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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Located almost next to the must see Fort Santiago, you should take a look at this religious precinct and this minor Bascilica that the Philipino people are so proud of. It's the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located almost next to the must see Fort Santiago, you should take a look at this religious precinct and this minor Bascilica that the Philipino people are so proud of. It's the epitome of their catholic Christian culture. The cathedral is large, elegant, easily visited and has some wonderful religious artifices most tourists and Christian visitors will appreciate. Allow about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is worth a visit if you are in Intramuros. It's a peaceful place of worship. Heading back here after heading into the bedlam of Chinatown really did feel like finding sanctuary

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've seen countless churches around Europe but this one, I have to say, has its own characteristics. My friend told me it had been newly renovated and they obviously did a pretty good job. Just wish the surroundings outside of the church were taken care of better and cleaner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is a grand cathedral with one of the longest aisle in the Philippines. Perfect for brides whose dream is to have a picture perfect wedding with his prince charming. Perfect for a bride's dramatic entrance as she take one small steps towards the man of her dreams and her forever.The long aisle ensures the longest time for a bride... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A clean and restored Manila Cathedral looks brighter with its cleanliness and added lights at the pillars and bas refliefs at the nave and even at the transept. We can now appreciate the detail of the mosaic artwork behind the beautiful simplicity of the woman, the Immaculate Conception, which this artwork embellishes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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. A church which started from Bamboo and Nipa Hut in 1579 by a spanish priest. Father Domingo De Salazar started it as foundation of christianity in Manila next to Cebu... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge cathedral with a long history and of utmost importance to Philippine Roman Catholicism. Nice architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Manila Cathedral has been closed for retrofitting and cleaning for about a year and its great to be able to attend services within its cavernous walls once again. To hear the organ in all its glory and the choir with their soaring voices help turn ones attention to the Creator! The only issue here is that it is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Intramuros is the old town in Manila and it reminds me about Cartagena or San Juan. The Cathedral is beautiful from outside and once you get there you see its magnificence. Walk around and see the images and glasses, it is very nice. Local vendors will offer you their products outside. Very visited place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone who has visited Manila from Rome always come here. The masses are full and you get the real feeling of being a Filipino. There are guides who will show you around for a small tip to the crypt and behind the altar. Really fascinating......hearing about the history and the various Bishops who are buried there and the Popes who... More 

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