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Binondo Church

Paredes St. at Plaza Calderon de la Barca | Binondo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
2-242-4041
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Ranked #10 of 80 attractions in Manila
Type: Religious Sites
Description: The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic church.
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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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31 attraction reviews
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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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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I've visited Binondo Church several times, and each time I get more and more disappointed. It's nice to have a church in the middle of a chaotic district, but sometimes the noise is just too loud that you cannot hear anything anymore. Still, the place remains solemn, and is a testament to the mix of Chinese culture and Roman Catholicism... More

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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Binondo Church where it is enshrined to this day on a glass-covered niche near the side entrance of the church. Another shrine located in San Nicholas district was built on the site of the old well where the miraculous image of Christ was found.

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A visit to Binondo is not complete without a stopover to Binondo Church. This is the home of our 1st Filipino Saint San Lorenzo Ruiz.

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Manila, Philippines
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Nice to visit and see the center of worship in the olden days of Manila. Always crowded and noisy but the design and ambience of the place reminds you of how rich this district is in the old days.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We took a calesa (horse-drawn carriage) from Intramuros to Binondo and stopped at this church. Very beautiful and worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went on Xmas day and really enjoyed the way the church was laid out. Lots of vendors just outside selling you cheap stuff and on the inside, the entire church is really really quiet and pleasing. Even if you don't go to Binondo, a trip to the church is worth it. It's barely 5 minutes walk from the LRT... More

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Baguio, Baguio, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Binondo church is a Philippine landmark that is located within China Town Manila an area filled with historical and old buildings. The church building was renovated and fixed but the original bricks surrounding the outer part of the church were still there. Inside the church were big paintings and a magnificent altar. Electric fans were installed at every church post... More

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