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“peaceful”
Review of Malate Church

Malate Church
Ranked #21 of 142 things to do in Manila
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Also known as "Our Lady of Miraculous Medal," the Virgin Mary image in the Malate Church is where the Filipino have prayed in times of trouble for over four centuries.
Reviewed 24 June 2014

well again - not one of the best churches you would have seen but worth a look...
the church inside feels old and tired...
but the atmosphere is definitely peaceful...

Thank Eric CS S
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Right opposite Manilla Bay is the location of this old church that dates back to the time of colonisation of the Philippines by the Spanish. The stone walls and facade are becoming blackened by time and the ambience inside reeks of past history.

Thank InquisitorX
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Facing the Manila Bay through the Plaza Raja Soliman is a 16th century gem, the Malate Church. The Baroque facade can be seen through a grove of old trees and is heavily battered by time, but the details are still visible. Presently (April 2014) the sides of the church are undergoing restoration, and it is hoped that the facade can get a much-needed face-lift too. Upon entering the church, one sees the barrel-vaulted nave stretching far into the altar. There are no side aisles (like in San Agustin) so the plan is simpler. There are deep transepts, though, and the crossing is topped by a shallow dome. The entire vaulting system is whitewashed but exuded a simple elegance. The high altar itself is simple, but done in dark wood and gold. The windows are actually large louvers that admit both abundant light and air, giving the interior a roomy and airy feel.

A highly-recommended church to visit in Manila!

Thank Ermaximum
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I remember that i used to be an altar boy almost 4 years memories are still vivid best place to pray

Thank dex2013
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

a gorgeous church, built in the early 1600s, destroyed many times and always re-built. provides a peaceful haven amind bustling Malata

Thank Fredontheroad
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