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Malate Church

Address: Remedios & M H del Pilar Sts, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #16 of 69 Attractions in Manila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Lookouts, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Also known as "Our Lady of Miraculous Medal," the Virgin Mary image in the Malate Church is where the Filipino have prayed in times of trouble for over four centuries.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It is under construction. Very old church, beautiful and lots of history. Must go there and attend mass.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Malate Church is located within the "red-light" district of Manila. Since this church is dedicated to Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of Remedies), the patroness of childbirth I think the location is fitting to remind people that abortion is a sin.

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minneapolis
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Most of the priests appear to be from Ireland, it is fun to hear the Irish accent among the Filipino. Beautiful old church. As far as I can tell, no aircon so keep that in mind.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Have monitors in which church-goers can follow the mass and pray along with the congregation. You have to go early for you to be able to be seated as the Church becomes packed. Had to visit this church as we used to come here every Sunday way back 1980's when we lived in Malate with our late Grandmother.

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Several schedule of Sunday Holy Mass. We attended a 6 o clock service. The celebrant is a foreigner but speaks fluent Tagalog. The church is undergoing renovations.

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Perth
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Church very close to sleazy nightlife area Spend your time at Intramuros or Manila Bay Poorly built run down church

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Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This church is dedicated to Nuestra Señora de Remedios, the patroness of childbirth. A baroque style architecture that can be seen close to the Plaza Rajah Soliman facing Manila Bay. The interior is elegant but not so big. The facade looks nice and should be restored looking the same. To look old is elegant not needed to be changed. Some... More

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Vallejo, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great history told on the front wall. With stood WWII and is there to touch. Open during the weekends to visit services on Sunday.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

well again - not one of the best churches you would have seen but worth a look... the church inside feels old and tired... but the atmosphere is definitely peaceful...

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Sydney
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Right opposite Manilla Bay is the location of this old church that dates back to the time of colonisation of the Philippines by the Spanish. The stone walls and facade are becoming blackened by time and the ambience inside reeks of past history.

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