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San Agustin Church

Address: Gen Luna & Real Sts | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 2 524 7141
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Ranked #1 of 79 Attractions in Manila
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This museum and courtyard gardens is one of the oldest stone churches...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Idaho
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were walking around Intramuros and decided to pay to enter this church. The admit fee was very low. Not only were we surprised by the size of it, but also all the history that is housed here. There are centuries old paintings, clothing, and artifacts. There are many large rooms containing all these items and descriptions of all. The... More 

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Brisbane
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A beautiful church. Really different side of manila. Lots of other interesting site around the church. I used a guide for the day. It was great to get the extra info on these buildings

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Vancouver
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Beautiful architecture. Reminded me of the churches in Europe, as the inside décor had a great feel to it.

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New Jersey
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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It was a pleasant visit. We got one of the tour peddle guides in a 'bike'. First, we asked a passersby if the fee we were charged was reasonable and then we hopped on. He took us everywhere and we spent double the amount of time everywhere. He was really pleasant and patient and made sure we chose the places... More 

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

a must visit church. We are unlucky as there is a wedding ceremony during our visit. We went round the historical place using a Kelisa (horse ride) too us 30minutes and paid 700peso

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

it is the oldest church in the Philippines founded by spanish Augustinian in the middle of 15th century. And the first church what was built up completely in stone. The church is situated in the historic part of Manila "Intramuros". It is part of the Unesco World Heritage. The church ceiling shows religious symbols which were painted by different artists.

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A very simple church but yet it survived a number of wars. There is no fee to enter and there is a Chowking and Greenwich across the street just in case you are hungry. It is just about 15 minute walk to Manila Cathedral

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We decided that we should revist the church where we got married (many many years ago) It was as beautiful as we both remember it and it brought back happy memories. A historic and quiet place to wonder around and admire the beauty of the building. Worth the time to visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You don't need to be religious (I'm agnostic, for what it's worth) to appreciate the interior and history here.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The San Agustin Church, being the oldest stone church in the Philippines, has been a testament of the religiosity and architectural skills of the Filipinos (including Chinese and Spaniards) having withstood numerous disasters for centuries. The church was the site where the letter of surrender of the Philippines to the American government was drafted and was also a witness of... More 

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