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Binondo Church

Address: Paredes St. at Plaza Calderon de la Barca | Binondo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 2-242-4041
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Ranked #11 of 69 Attractions in Manila
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic church.
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic church.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

let's face iit, you want to see amazing churches in Asia, The Philippines is the place. This one is just over the Jones Bridge from Intromuros, almost in Chinatown. It is quite grand, very airy and in amazingly good shape. Obviously well cared for and a haven from the chaos that is Binondo. Worth sticking your head inside and taking... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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301 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Binondo Church was built by the Dominicans in the 16th century. It is located along the busy street of Quintin Paredes so you won't miss this on your way to Divisoria if coming from Escolta. The beautiful altar resembles that of the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Today, it has been renamed as The Minor Basilica of Saint Lorenzo... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am hindu but i believe in all religions. thats why i often visit church in Manila and this church is one of the good in manila. It is located in the District of Binondo, Manila fronting Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz, in the Philippines.

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

tourist are advice to visit this church it have been refurvish and repair have been done a very big church at chinatown area, local residence held there wedding and baptissmal there.

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Mandaluyong
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23 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Binondo Church was given a facelift this year and many critics have said it was done the wrong way. Personally i would have preferred how it looked before the renovation. The inside of the Church is tacky in my opinion. The ceiling paintings were done in a manner that doesn't emphasize class Despite the changes to the Church, the... More 

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Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

this is the oldest catholic church in binondo, the converted chinese usually pray in this shrine. this is the landmark in the area. the facade is still well maintain and the inside still stand solemn. when you are in the binondo try to visit and pray and according to some old chinese your wish will come true.

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Baliuag, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Located at Quentin Paredes St., Plaza Calderon de la Barca in Binondo, its intricately designed interior reflects the Hispanic culture that has not only influenced the Filipinos but also our Chinese brothers and sisters who have come to settle in our motherland. I go to this church twice a month to pray with family nor friends. :)

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful churches in the city, very old building located in the north of the city across the river near Chinatown .. This church has a feature that makes it unique in that its fantastic architecture, my eye has been captivated in front of this beauty. The interior is much more simple and contemporary,... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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60 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Many years ago, its name has been changed to honor the first Filipino saint, SAN LORENZO RUIZ. It seems to have retained everything else though. It is immediately evident that this is an old, old church . . . an ancient church which is actually not uncommon in the entire country, having been under Spanish (ergo, Catholic) rule for about... More 

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Vigan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The architecture is great and beautiful but it's not as imposing as the other old and great churches in the Philippines. At night, the lack of enough lighting makes Binondo Church a pitiful display in front of a plaza teaming with wonderful and colorful fountains lighted with different colors. The interior is however appealing. The paintings at the ceiling is... More 

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