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Address: Gen Luna & Real Sts | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 2 524 7141
Description: This museum and courtyard gardens is one of the oldest stone churches in...
This museum and courtyard gardens is one of the oldest stone churches in the country, having survived 2 fires and 7 earthquakes.
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Back in the 1800

A trip to this place will take you back to the 1800, Yes... this place still preserve the glorious days of old manila, columns the arches... old tomb stone of the rich inside the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were married in this church, the oldest in the Philippines in 1976, and each visit rekindles the memories of a time many years past. The church has not changed in those years, and is a remarkable example of survival during WW2's darkest hours with this church being left standing alone amongst the destruction. The illusionary artwork... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A trip to this place will take you back to the 1800, Yes... this place still preserve the glorious days of old manila, columns the arches... old tomb stone of the rich inside the church lobby, a museum that tell stories...and floor plank that was part of the galleon trade, this place is for everybody.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This church is older than the cathedral and is not fully rebuilt so it retains a lot more charm. We went when there was a wedding about to happen and it was quite interesting to see people dressed up.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

For Architects, Engineers and enthusiasts, this structural masterpiece of almost 5 centuries old has a Colonial and Baroque style. The church is located inside the walled city of Intramuros in Manila. You will be amazed when you visit and see this church still in very sturdy condition after so many years in existence. Around the area are various restaurants and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nice church. And around the church you have more historically locations. Find a guide and he will show you around for just around 300 pesos for each 30 minutes. But you wil find it also if you just walk around there.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is a place where spirituality and peace goes together. Beside the great architecture and all the relics of the past. Sit on a pew and meditate....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

architecturally beautiful & full of history, a great way to learn about the history of the Philippines, great souvenir shop across the road too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Small fee to do the self guide walk thru the museum and church. Lots of English explanations. Beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

San Augustin is the oldest church in the Philippines, having been constructed around 1571. It is magnificently built and decorated and one is filled with a sense of wonder and awe at the size, style and history of this church. This is must see when in Manila and it was right behind our hotel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There was wedding in the church so unable to go inside. The sign on the door said to view the church through the museum. All the doors were bar shut so did not get any view at all. The museum itself is a total waste of time. A lot of paintings of various churches around the Philippines, some old stuff... More 

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