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San Sebastian Church

Plaza del Carmen, C.M. Recto | Quiapo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 734 8908
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Amazing place

I was blowed away by the sheer size and beauty of this church. This is well worth a look, when... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Michael H
via mobile
Only all steel church in Asia

This church is worth a visit due to the fact it is a prr-fab steel church, the only one of its kind... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Calvin C
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Plaza del Carmen, C.M. Recto | Quiapo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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+63 2 734 8908

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I was blowed away by the sheer size and beauty of this church. This is well worth a look, when visiting Manila

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This church is worth a visit due to the fact it is a prr-fab steel church, the only one of its kind in Asia. The area around it is actually quiet and peaceful (shocking considering how crowded nearby Chinatown is).

1  Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a must-visit church. It is an old church made of steel - the only one found in Asia. A historical landmark that attracts many Catholic devotees. It is currently being restored.

1  Thank AnMagz
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A must visit church to see devotion to Christ, beautiful stained windows. I would urge everyone to google the history of the location before visiting so it has real meaning to you.

1  Thank vicpk
Reviewed 13 December 2016

In fact one of the few sights worth paying a visit. The only church in Asia made out of steel. Maybe not located in the best neighbourhood. So be aware of your belongings and have a save transport to and from.

2  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This Minor Basilica of the Catholic Church in Metro Manila is not just a national historic landmark, but is also quite magnificent both in its exterior and in the interior - the nave and elsewhere, plus its stained glass. It looks particularly good at night....More

1  Thank Victorianlad
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is the only Church in the Philippines made of all steel structure.We reach this church coming from Quiapo Church via a tricycle more commonly known as "Kuliglig" (its similar to Tuktuk of Thailand )The interior is more majestic - the steel columns, the Stained...More

1  Thank Bisayanghilaw
Reviewed 28 October 2016

National Historical Institute states that, The Church of San Sebastian is a declared National Historical Landmark per Presidential Decree No. 260. State funding was accorded to the church through the National Historical Institute which undertook restoration of the church since 1982. The Recollect community has...More

1  Thank comelycherie04
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's said to be the only all-steel church in the Philippines. I felt its "hey! I am still in my original form or build" atmosphere.

1  Thank einnoc_rose22
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I miss this great place... super peaceful and solemn.. first steel church in Asia, very nice exterior and a super nice church for weddings and baptismal :)

1  Thank Tryingyard
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