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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
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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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At first it seems odd, but once you get the story behind it, you will find it intriguing. I visited the cathedral during a walking tour of Manila and got to know the history of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Manila cathedral is nice but for my opinion nothing special. The small area outside is nice and clean. If u have time u can visit it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Went to Mass here many times, havent been since it has been remodeled. The most wonderful thing I saw was the fact that the 530pm mass was filled with people under 30. In America our church's have become God's waiting room, not here, faith abounds. Interesting note, the Japanese donated the concrete after WW2, in reparation for destroying the first... More 

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Pasay, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our Wedding vows held ( year 2008) - unforgettable wedding moments - happy and proud. Considering Manila Cathedral is one of our famous oldest church in history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you have time and the Cathedral is beside you it's nice to see, but nothing special about it, unlike Saint Augustine Church.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The architecture and its interesting history makes this cathedral worth a visit. It has been visited by the three popes as well. Beautiful Architecture and the silence inside makes you forget your worries

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

At first it seems odd, but once you get the story behind it, you will find it intriguing. I visited the cathedral during a walking tour of Manila and got to know the history of the cathedral the the surrounding areas. As an attraction it's a bit bland, would suggest doing a tour or getting a guide who can explain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of the best church's architecture. Wonderful place to have weddings. Interior designs of this church ara relly amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My original itinerary was to look for a restaurant, but I found myself traveling through time, I passed by the majestic Manila Cathedral it is so beautiful, imagine the history of the walled city can be painted in the beautiful glory of the church

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

One of the Old Historical Church in the Philippines lies in the old central capital of the Philippines during pre-colonial and spanish colonial era :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A re-make of the original, this cathedral has a commanding presence. A working cathedral, Filipinos are in and out of this place throughout the day. Try to catch a mass. Catching a wedding is quite an event. Take time to browse the sculptures and art work. Stroll around the perimeter and outside areas. It can get hot and humid inside.... More 

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