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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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A beautiful place of worship

I visited with friends, and was awe-struck at the size of the interior. I was also humbled with the opportunity to pray here. For Catholics, this is a must-see. Just don't be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I visited with friends, and was awe-struck at the size of the interior. I was also humbled with the opportunity to pray here. For Catholics, this is a must-see. Just don't be put off by the vendors just outside the doors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Manila Cathedral. 9 times rebuilt. NINE TIMES. Burnt to the ground once. Hit by EIGHT devastating earthquakes and destroyed once in a war. You would have thought they would have got the hint and moved it a few hundred meters up the road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Went here to reminisce with a friend about a high school trip we did for the Papal visit. Renovations were ongoing but still a lovely place to visit. Was lucky enough to see that a wedding was taking place and took the opportunity to check out the procedures and cost. expensive but doable, I recommend you take a look for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Love the church Facade. The interiors are so old. very solemn. You must attend the mass and feel the blessing.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The mere mention of Manila Cathedral will strike respect for a church here in Manila.It had survived the bombings in 1940's the several renovations done over the years.Many events are held here specially during Holy week.But unlike the European counter part this mother church is always busy on a Sunday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

One of the attractions that had survived in a few series of earthquakes. This building is a very old but strongly and nicely built, with interesting interior deco. It's highly commendable to all visitors to Manila.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The cathedral, as expected, is massive. You can go in and walk around as the inside is as impressive as the outside. There were only a few people around so we walked around and were able to walk up the alter at the front. I'm not a particularly religious person, if you're not, you can still go here to admire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The church is infamous for being the venue of weddings of all the famous elite and Manila socialites. The church was terribly destroyed during the siege of Manila but renovated to serve as one of the most famous landmarks of the walled city of Intramuros

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

1st time I visited this church and I was impressed by it's structural design and it's historic past, try to visit on a weekday so it's not so crowded ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This ancient church in the centre of the city is well maintained. No entry fee. Lots of visitors throughout the day. Interactive touch screens help tourists to learn about the history and other aspects of the church. The souvenir shop has good artifacts too. A must visit.

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Address: Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number: 632 5273093
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila

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