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Monastery of Saint Agustin

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Address: General Luna St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines

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Beautiful old architecture

Visited while touring Manila, very impressive old doors.Working for a Catholic TV station made this even more interesting.

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Birmingham, AL

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Birmingham, AL
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Visited while touring Manila, very impressive old doors.Working for a Catholic TV station made this even more interesting.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

The original building from the 1500's burnt down twice but the current church is now an imposing limestone building. Built to bring the Catholic religion to the indigenous animist/muslim population.

Thank Whitehavengirl43
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

This review is quite late. The Monastery of Saint Agustin was built by the friars during the Spanish occupation in the Philippines. For more than four centuries it has survived all sorts of natural calamities. Good for a quick visit and snap shots.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a beautiful old church which has somehow survived the man-made and natural disasters which destroyed most of the surrounding buildings and streets. We went here on our first day in Intramurosand it provided us with a little awe and a view of history that set us thinking. We entered through the museum and for quite a while were... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The monastery of saint augustine is an active monastery which operates an open tour in a way to bring in some funds for facility maintenance. At times, this can lead to awkward juxtaposition like aggressive keep out signs in what is otherwise a house of God. Still, the courtyard at the heart of the Monastery is a great place to... More 

Thank WayneAnderson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

San Agustin Monastery is a solemn and contemplative monastery. One can pray, meditate, or view the religious images in peace and quiet here, away from the hustle and bustle of Manila.

Thank TravelerVicSimon
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

This was by far one of the best looking churches I have seen. It is very evident that the St. Agustin church has a strong Spanish Cultural influence. Beautiful corridors, well kept lawns and carefully preserved artifacts. A must visit when in Manila.

Thank Shyam2000
Waterloo, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Certainly worth a visit if you have seen all other important tourist attractions of the city and surroundings!

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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Located in the heart of historic Intramuros, this gem of a museum is a sanctuary from the crowds and bustle of Manila. It took me about 3 hours to traverse the entire monastery, I was just amazed at how huge the place really is. The various exhibition rooms each have their own themes. And as you walk through the halls... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Beautiful artwork throughout the monastery, history I had never read before and beautiful grounds to walk around.

Thank oghunter

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