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University of Santo Tomas

Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
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Awesome place to see and learn about history. Knowing its the oldest and biggest catholic... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
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The University with a Great Facade

Anyone who visits the University of Santo Tomas, better known to many students as UST, will be... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
Tess D
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines

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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to see and learn about history. Knowing its the oldest and biggest catholic university in asia. It truly amazed me and brings the christmas spirit to the community. The paskuhan event was awesome too.

Thank Dprudenc
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Anyone who visits the University of Santo Tomas, better known to many students as UST, will be amazed by its facade. Somehow you will have this feeling that you have travelled backwards via a time machine. The place is great to stare at. it has...More

Thank Tess D
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Visit the University of Santo Tomas if you want to learn about the history of the Philippines in a different way. It houses a museum but doing a walk tour around the campus and seeing the vibrant academic environment is an alternative way to go....More

Thank eresibs
Reviewed 5 December 2016

A history that is fully alive! As you walk in the campus, it reminds you of the past and how its heritage were preserved.

Thank Peter Ymari B
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The last time I visited the UST Archive Museum made a great impact in my life. I have met Michael Blanco, a national artist who had his exhibit. I never knew that just by walking inside a museum would be a great chance for me...More

Thank cruzkayla12
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We visited UST for a conference and had the pleasure of having a tour. The campus is beautiful, with multiple historical sites. The highlight is the museum, which has a remarkable and well-displayed array of antiquities. There are religious icons, the chairs of two Popes,...More

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The University of Santo Tomas is truly one of the better universities in the country. Just recently went for another visit and overtime I do I find so many new and great improvements. What is best is that has very clean and well maintained grounds...More

Thank Vic A
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was founded in 1611. Named in honor of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the original structure was located inside the walled city of Intramuros until it was razed to the ground during World War II. It transferred to its present site...More

Thank tito u
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Like the old Spanish influence here from the old buildings and the park. Be prepared to leave your ID if you are visiting as a non-alumni or non-student.

Thank J Y
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I will always be a proud Dugong Tomasino alumna. I find every place herein a historic and rustic cozy place. Passing by Espanya, I am at awe when I saw the old building located at the center of the oldest university in the universe. 😽

Thank comelycherie04
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Ralph V
Is the UST Museum open during semestral breaks?
11 November 2016|
Response from Wobeenskeedoo | Reviewed this property |
i dont think they are open but you can enter but need to secure a permit from the Office of Public Relations, so best if you go during class days.
Anyone knows how much it costs for a reasonable taxi ride from the Ninoy Aquino Airport to the campus? Thank you
24 September 2016|
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Response from Joni C | Reviewed this property |
for a regular taxi that normally drop off passenger to the airport terminal is P250 for a yellow taxi that cue the line in the arrival area is P500
George E
Can I just go there and visit the campus and the main building by walking through or do I have to make a reservation/announcement?
7 June 2016|
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Response from Joni C | Reviewed this property |
yes you can just walk in in the ground area during school hours 6- am to 9 pm. but in the case of entering any building, you will be greeted by the guards and they will ask for your identification and purpose.