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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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Beautiful and well protected

This cathedral is in the centre of Intramuros, a must visit place in Manila. It has been ruined and then rebuilt several times after earthquakes and war damaged it. What is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you appreciate architecture and history, then this Cathedral is worth a visit. If you take a guided tour of Intramuros, you will visit here by horse drawn carriage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cathedral is in the centre of Intramuros, a must visit place in Manila. It has been ruined and then rebuilt several times after earthquakes and war damaged it. What is surprising is that you can see weddings there on weekends. It is actually OK to go inside and see the wedding (at first I didn't know that but the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The church ground is so huge that you can enjoy walking around after attending the mass. It was beautiful and clean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful old Catholic Church it was crowded the day we were there but well worth staying to look around. Beautiful stained glass windows. Along one hallway were many historical pictures with captions. Near other tourist attractions such as Magellans Cross.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the old town there several churches, but this is one of the biggest and very nice also. Can be recommended in the city where is not that much to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

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

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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