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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 69 Attractions in Manila
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous and magnificent once inside the church. One of the oldest in the Philippines. Lots to appreciate and see and reflect. Wooden doors carvings are very special. Very peaceful. Only watch out is parking lot unofficial attendant looking for tips.

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Very impressive building, with a door that catches your eye..very old..one of the few survivors of the WWII.if you like historical churhces and buildings then you will enjoy as part of the greater Intramuros area. Impresive bamboo pipes on the organ..there was a service taking place when we were there so many people..overall worth the visit.

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Bombay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This famous spot is justly beloved by tourists and locals alike. It's steeped in the history of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, and a recent grant by the Spanish government to help restore it has been put to good use. The church is huge -- the older rooms are full of character and ambience. The relics and other artwork... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

be sure not miss out on visiting the place if you are in manila speaks a ton about the history of the place

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the first church in Phillipines when the first missionaries came here. The Pope has been here. A church is a magnificence with ancient architecture. It seems like a holly land and good for praying and blessing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The church is on a quieter side of intamuros so it's location is good if you want to pray and reflect. I went here to pray for an upcoming job opportunity and so far all I got were good things and lots of blessings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Steeped in history, this working church is worth a visit. Plenty of artefacts, some in decaying condition to view. Musty smells. Has its own charm. Too hot to visit when mass is on. Best to pop in early morning. Limited parking, can get congested. Tight road network. Little vendors scattered around selling drinks. Restaurants. Calesas, little horse drawn carriages, can... More 

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Street, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Located in the old area of Manila this is an interesting church to visit -we arrived early afternoon and paid the entrance fee -but after 20 minutes we were told to leave due to Mass taking place --went back the very next day with our tickets and tried to explain what had happened to the lady in the ticket office... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

San Agustin is the oldest church in the Philippines. While it is possible to see the church for free, it can only be seen if you attend church service there. But the 100 PHP entrance fee for a self-guided tour of the restored parts of the church and monastery is worth it. There are tons of artifacts to see and... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

San Agustin Church is highly significant to us. We got married there in 2004 and my 3 kids were all baptised there. Now that they are 9, 7 and 4 i thought that it's good to let them visit this very special church. We went there on a weekday, unfortunately the church was closed. So I decided to bring them... More 

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