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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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Great church

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Goa, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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Prague
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Herzlia, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The luminous Manila Cathedral was beautified by corner lights, appearing as if it was a real European cathedral. More beautiful at night, the cathedral is the final rest of many Catholic priests and nuns.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must-visit for Catholics who would like to witness how Filipino Catholics show their devotion to God and the Philippines’s patroness, Mama Mary. Opened recently after a much-needed renovation, the Manila Cathedral’s architecture and interior are typical of Filipino churches. It is simple compared to its grander and more popular neighbor, San Agustin church. But one visits this... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got married here too. Remarkable church. Lots of history at the same time very solemn and comfortable. Will have my 25th Anniversary here too.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large cathedral, quite richly decorated but otherwise pretty unremarkable. Curiously the devotes reconstructed it at least 7 times after earthquackes, so obviously against the wIll of god! Let's hope this version is a bit more solid than the past ones!

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