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“Why bother”
Review of Malate Church

Malate Church
Ranked #19 of 133 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.
Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Why bother”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Church very close to sleazy nightlife area

Spend your time at Intramuros or Manila Bay

Poorly built run down church

Visited May 2014
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Amsterdam
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990 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 724 helpful votes
“Nice church under restoration.”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

This church is dedicated to Nuestra Señora de Remedios, the patroness of childbirth. A baroque style architecture that can be seen close to the Plaza Rajah Soliman facing Manila Bay.

The interior is elegant but not so big. The facade looks nice and should be restored looking the same. To look old is elegant not needed to be changed. Some cleaning up is perfect.

Please retain the same facade. It is a gem.

Visited June 2014
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Vallejo, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Got 2 See”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Great history told on the front wall. With stood WWII and is there to touch. Open during the weekends to visit services on Sunday.

Visited June 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“peaceful”
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...

Visited March 2014
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Thank Eric CS S
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Sydney
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312 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Very old piece of history.”
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.

Visited March 2014
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