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Manila Cathedral

Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
632 5273093
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As featured in Manila for free
Ranked #15 of 80 attractions in Manila
Type: Religious Sites
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... 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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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A combination of Renaissance, Neo-Romanesque and Neo-Byzantine motifs.Manila Cathedral was blessed and inaugurated on feast day of the Immaculate Concepcion, December 8, 1958.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The Cathedral is huge. If you are in Intramuros and visited San Augustin, then you are not that far away from the Cathedral. It is a short walk. If you do not see a sign, someone can direct you. There are many tourists milling around. The building is gorgeous and make sure to go upstairs to see the humongous organ... More

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

As stated in the reviews below, this church is still under renovation. It's a beautiful old church that you can still admire from the outside though. I don't have updates on when renovations will finally be over but they should be done by next year's summer.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

A long time now under renovations; it should be great when it reopens (early next year?). Still nice to walk around Intramuros and see the outside of the cathedral.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

It was unfortunate that we couldn't enter at that time the Cathedral as it was under construction. Its really old and worth a visit anyways.

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The leader of the Catholic religion in the Philippines, i think this is where our bishop is, because i saw him in the mass the other day, giving a homily, national heritage, highly recommended to all foreigners, please visit!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

well this is one of the places i actually enjoy in Manila, the building itself is beautiful and its relaxing garden surrounding, you just can't miss this place. It is easily accesable inside the intramuros and doesn't require much effort to actually notice the place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

They Church has ruined this nice place by constantly hanging large murals advertising political positions, such as voting against the reproductive healt act, or "voting catholic", the latest gimmik concocted by the Arroyo government to convince people to vote for their corrupted party

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

As a wedding photographer, this church is one of my least favorite. First, they are too strict in their rules. Why? because when you violate one rule you need to pay a fine. Everything is money. Also, when the bride enters the church, there is a big pillar in between that makes the entrance so anti-climatic. The church itself is... More

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KL, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Can't find any information if this will be opened before I arrived, I was hoping it would be ready since its been closed from Feb 2012 and was slated to be ready within a year. Very sad to miss this out as I won't know when I will be back again

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