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San Agustin Church

Gen Luna & Real Sts | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 524 7141
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Ranked #2 of 81 attractions in Manila
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Art Museums
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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Sydney, Australia
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255 reviews 255 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visited the church on a city tour. Whilst it is very plain on the outside with drab stone walls, the inside is stunningly beautiful. Apparently it us only open for 30 minutes per day, from 11.45am. There are two churches in the one building running parallel services. One looks more modern whilst the other is more traditionally Spanish. Worth a... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The architecture in and our of the cathedral is truly amazing. It has a grand altar and museum with vast collection of statues that dates back hundred of years old. The church entrance is free but the museum charges a fee. A visit to this church is a must.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have always been fascinated with the architecture, the stained glass et al. So, if you are in the vicinity, the San Augustin Church is definitely worth a visit.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful old church, built way back when the Spanish ruled The Philippines. 100 pesos buys you entry to the church and the adjacent museum. Located within the historical Spanish-built walled city of Intramuros, this church deserves a perennial place on any touring traveller's checklist. The stone carved exterior is marvellous, the interior decorations are breathtaking and the view from the... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've been here on 2 occasions and both of them were weddings where I have a role. The architecture is just admirable, the interiors and the statues. I liked how wide the aisle is, one could imagine a friar doing sermons.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went for the museum and had a chance to go inside, it was beautiful, always like this kind of place. It worth to know some history of the city and the country.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The church of St. Augustin, located in the heart of Intramuros and it is absolutely a must-see attraction. I visited it during Easter time, here was literally crowded a pit of people in the square in front of it many tourists thronging who occupied the square and above all the church. The beautiful old church inside is large and full... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A UNESCO world heritage site, San Agustin and its adjoining Museum (100 pesos entry) is outstanding Architecturally and historically. It is the oldest stone church in the Philippines and has withstood numerous earthquakes over the millennia and and was the only church left standing out of 7 after the "Battle for Manila" in the second world war. The "Choir Loft"... More

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

nice building and many locals having their wedding on the day of our visit...ok for a visit.........

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

San Agustin cathedral is 450 years old and a necessary visit if you are in Manila. The entrance fee is 100 pesos, and you get entrance to the cathedral and the connecting museum. The cathedral is dramatic, with lots of interesting illusion painting on the ceiling and even a tomb! Check out the 2nd floor to see the pipe organ... More

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