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Address: Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number: 632 5273093
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of...
Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of this majestic cathedral, whose 1951 completion commemorated the the five versions that came before it.
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Impressive church

A really big church with a lot of things to view inside. At the time for my visit it was crowded with people since it was the Holy Friday. Seems like they are using a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you only have time for one church, go to St Augustine nearby and skip this. It is impressive but cold. I guess it was built t to show the power of The Church. Not unintersting but no feel to it. Also many annoying hustlers and hawkers outside selling junk and tours

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A really big church with a lot of things to view inside. At the time for my visit it was crowded with people since it was the Holy Friday. Seems like they are using a lot of modern technique in the church, with TV screens showing the priest, loudspeakers etc.

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Scotland
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was fascinating but we did not stay long as there was a service in progress and we did not want to distract the worshipers.

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Ulm, Germany
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

One of the few landmarks of Manila. Definitely one of the tourist spots here. You can get fake iPhones here and nice hats. Otherwise it's a beatiful old church with copper roof.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you love visting old church you should visit manila cathedral it's newly renovated ambiance is very solemn

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Try not to intrude on the worship but do take a good look at the chapels and windows. A series of side chapels and saints are all in active use alongside the nave

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A large Church just inside the old Intramuros. Has been rebuilt after the second World War when a large part of Manilla was destroyed. The Pope visited the cathedral in last January. Clen and dedicated to the Virgin. A good place for a pilgrimage

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The first time I see the cathedral is when Pope Francis made his visit to the Philippines and it was really stunning. Really a magnificent structure. One of the oldest catholic church in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I had expected an old building inside but it seems very modern, airy and light. In contrast to European Cathedrals of similar age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Nice renovated oldest church and a mass was held here by Pope Francis during his visit the month of January 2015. The area is surrounded by old buildings. Walking distance from this church is another old church which is San Agustin. There are restaurants around the area.

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