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Manila Cathedral

Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Ranked #10 of 81 attractions in Manila
Type: Religious Sites
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of this majestic cathedral, whose 1951 completion commemorated the the five... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Located into the heart of Intramuros this church is a place of pilgrimage for many people, I think it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful churches in the city, this church overlooks a landscape in particular close to the main square a well cared for, which enhances its own splendor. Large numbers of people in and out... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It was very huge and beautifully decorated. Although I'm not a Catholic but I felt very blessed to have visited there.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A new and typical cathedral, nice and colorful glass panes, big and magnificient pipe organ, worth a short visit..

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Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went to Intramurous in the month of March, the cathedral appeared to be closed for renovation. Outer look of the structure was marvelous and could be compared to european architecutures. The place was not so crowded and not many tourists but some Calesa / Tonga riders just annoying us to spoil the peace and which got us a usual... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I'd recently visited the Manila Cathedral as part of a city tour itinerary. The Cathedral is situated in the walled city of Intramuros. I understand from our tour guide that this is the centre of the Philippines Archipelago as far as a distance reference is concerned. The church has been beautifully renovated and the interior was very impressive. There was... More

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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Since living in Asia I didn't realise how much I have missed churches or cathedrals. This is a real gem, it has just been fully renovated. The stone work is glistening the windows are magnificent. A very beautiful building.

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I attended the wedding mass of my niece and her groom. I was so surprised that the iconic Manila Cathedral had opened its doors after a few years of renovation. The newly painted altar was fantastic, with the Statue of the Virgin in the center. The church pews are well maintained. The air conditioning system however, cannot cool the intense... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Architectural design is unique and amazing, quiet ,solemn and beautiful place. Just go there and pray.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A very interesting old church in Manila with beautiful architecture. Was very busy on the Sunday we were there, would recommend going on any other day of the week!

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Manila Cathedral is one of the very few fully air conditioned churches in Asia. It was just newly renovated this May 2014, but its old charm & mystique remains an allure to devout Roman Catholic. If only its walls can speak, you would imagine hearing nearly 400 years of history silently whispering its story behinds its thick marble walls.

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