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Address: Remedios & M H del Pilar Sts, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Also known as "Our Lady of Miraculous Medal," the Virgin Mary image in the...
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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Great sight but tough location

Don't get me wrong, this church is beautiful and is a sight everyone should see. I do suggest you think about the area a little bit first. I walked from the New World hotel down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The Malate Catholic Church was originally built in 1588 by the Augustinian (OSA) friars and is considered one of the oldest churches in Manila, outside the walls of Intramuros. through the years it has been damaged by natural disasters and it has been rebuilt several times over the past four centuries. the bricks of the outside of the church is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong, this church is beautiful and is a sight everyone should see. I do suggest you think about the area a little bit first. I walked from the New World hotel down to the church. I was ok going solo because I know the area and it doesn't bother me. If you are on edge about poverty... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Friends took my wife and me to palm Sunday Mass at Malate Church. It was good from my point of view because the priest was Irish and the mass was said in English rather than tugalog. The church is very ornate with lots of statues and pictures but because a mass was in progress and the church was packed I... More 

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Derry City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I attended mass here on a recent visit to Manila. The Church is old and in need of a lot of repairs. The state of the Church does not take away from the feeling of history it has. Mass was celebrated by an Irish Priest, it was amazing that I know his brother well. I was made to feel very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I'm not really a great fan of churches, but there is someting in the atmosphere at the Malate Church that envelopes you with a feeling of warmth. No grand architecture or marvelous paintings here, just nice vibes. Also, you might be interested in a section close to the front of the church that tells you about its history, particularly during... More 

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Queozn City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Thie Catholic Church is beautiful on the outside but it is its work serving the Filipino people including Manileanos that I admire. The priests are very diligent and caring. Attending Mass here is a must, even if you are not Catholic.

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you are interested in World War II history, church history & Cultural Heritage come visit this church which was destroyed by friendly fire during the Battle of Manila where 100,000 civilians lost their lives including many Columban"Irish" priests. study the pictorial history of the devastation& human tragedy from this 30 day battle from Feb.3- March 3 1945.pics are from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

a beautiful church, the walls seem to talk to you, but it looks rundown but worth a visit! Be careful of beggars around the church.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

With the scaffolding recently dismantled, the restored stonework on the Church's exterior now looks absolutely. Great to see the Catholic community maintaining such an historic Church with its deep historical and cultural ties to Philippines, notwithstanding its continuing consecrated use as a home for Jesus Christ and His many followers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This church represents the history of old manila.destroyed many times the restoration is a work of art. not to forget the irish priests that have been here for 45 years.most masses in english & weddigsd

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