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Manila Cathedral

Address: Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number: 632 5273093
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Ranked #72 of 1,095 things to do in Manila
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of this majestic cathedral...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
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 versions that came before it.

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Daly City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A recently renovated cathedral in the heart of Intramuros. Fabulous architecture and a fully operational cathedral which is small but perfectly reflected. Recently visited by Pope Francis and slightly spoilt by his posters still be up around the site.

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

On a day visiting some of the best reviewed Churches in Manila, Manila Cathedral stands to be on top of that list. A world heritage site, the history behind this place of worship is simply captivating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the places were Manila can tell you about its past during Spanish colonial era and recently where the present Pope Francis had celebrated one of his holy mass during his recent visit to the Philippines.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Church you want prayer regardless of the Christians

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I really want to go here even before it was renovated but I didn't the chance. I don't know how to go there, all I know is that it is located in Intramuros that's why when my boyfriend and I went to Intramuros, I made sure that we'd able to visit this church as well. And we feel so blessed... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The cathedral is OK, not bad. But by cathedral time, generally counted in centuries, this church is brand new. The old one was leveled during the fight to liberate Manila from the Japanese. New one was built rather recently. If you're going to Fort Santiago from almost anywhere you're sure to see it. No admission charge so you might as... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

quite beautiful on the inside. I was surprised how nice it was. Possibly because it was renovated recently.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a beautiful Cathedral which was destroyed over the last two century's multiple times by natural disasters and rebuilt. Which raises the question, why would people continue to believe in a merciful god after their church is destroyed so many times? We did not donate anything to the church for two reasons; why should such a poor population keep... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We enjoyed noontime mass here on our trip. Impressive and beautiful Cathedral. The copy of the Pieta was very beautiful.

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