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Address: Paredes St. at Plaza Calderon de la Barca | Binondo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 2-242-4041
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The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic...

The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic church.

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The Wires should go away

Beautiful structure. A Catholic seat in the heart of Chinatown. I just hoped the electric company can move the electric wires or put them underground.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Angelito P
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Muntinlupa, Philippines

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Catholic church situated in the area of the Chinese community. Very accessible through public transport. if you plan to go there, suggest to also include in your plans dropping by Chinatown and Divisoria for some shopping.

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Makati, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of beggars outside. Church management should help them. not condone them. Its just sad how much of a Hypocrite. the church management is. preaching about helping your fellow men when alot of them are standing right on their doorstep..talk about irony

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Beautiful structure. A Catholic seat in the heart of Chinatown. I just hoped the electric company can move the electric wires or put them underground.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The church was recently restored and renovated to it's former glory on an imposing facade and newly painted walls inside.This more than 300 yrs. old church was consecrated and elevated to be a basilica minore by Pope John Paul II on his last visit to the Philippines.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

One of the most iconic places to visit if you are in China Town in Manila is the Binondo church which was established in the mid 1800's. The church has withstood the test of time and has undergone several renovations inside and outside . Masses are offered several times in the morning and during mid day and at night. Parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Solemn atmosphere of the church in Binondo(Chinatown) . 30-40 min from Manila by car. This church, also known as Minor Basilica of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish. A lot of Catholics are praying in chapel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Known locally as Binondo Church, but more formally as the Minor Basilica, this is surprisingly larger and more impressive than Manila's Cathedral. Although it's not exactly The Sistene Chapel, the ceiling murals are quite something and worth seeing. It's right in the heart of Chinatown and next to the small Plaza San Lorenzo, which has a couple of small fountains,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The old Binondo Church is now known as Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. In this church Saint Lorenzo Ruiz was trained here and then went to Japan as missionary. Last time I was here was 25years ago so I was surprised of the amazing changes. Very solemn inside. Do not forget... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

It was busy outside but inside the church it was solemn. Lighting was subdued. People can go there even without a mass to light a candle. Also they have a prayer room at the side of the church with a separate entrance.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I've been going to this church since I was a little kid and it never fails to amaze me. They always improve its interiors and exteriors yearly. As it has a lot of history, it's one of Manila's must-visit place for tourists. The only downside is that it is right in front a very busy road going to Divisoria, unlike... More 

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