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Address: Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
Phone Number: (632)406-1611
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the...
This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic universities based on enrollment.
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certainly the best school

we visited UST during the papal visit last january. the area is spacious and was able to accommodate more 2500 youth. it was the perfect location because its the oldest school in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Baguio, Philippines

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Manila, Philippines
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A little bit of old Philippine architecture. A very busy place filled with students most of the time. If you are interested in architecture and education this will be interesting for you.

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Baguio, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

we visited UST during the papal visit last january. the area is spacious and was able to accommodate more 2500 youth. it was the perfect location because its the oldest school in the philippines and its the only pontifical university in asia

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Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

VISIT THIS UNIVERSITY. There is no place in Manila in which so many interesting dimensions: culture, architecture, history, education. Let me explain: I visited Santo Tomas to visit the museum, learn about American internment in the building during WW2. I was pleasantly surprised by the visit as a whole. Because it was an internment building, the original (beautiful) Spanish architecture... More 

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Paranaque City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If your coming from Baclaran church. You can take the fx that says lawton. Make sure that you know the gate number that you are supposed to go. I had to fetch my Mom when I first visited this plac and we spent time looking for each other because we didnt know it had gates 1 to 5 or so.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Considered as Asia's oldest university built in the 15th century during the Spanish occupation in the Philippines. With buildings as old as 500 years old still house students of different colleges.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Celebrated 400th anniversary in 2010, this majestic edifice is history in itself...! breathtaking structure, sprawling campus. University life that anybody would dream for.

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Taguig City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice and quiet place, the church is accessible to the commoners. It feels like a travel back in time.

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Visit the University must bring camera to take picture of the old building the. Thomasian call it the main building, its look like you are in Europe, UST have 2 high school, the High pay and the , Educ High School, To enter in the University is not eassy as student, To graduate as Thomasian is a big struggle and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

UST is a private educational institution, famous and distinct being the oldest existing university in Asia. And what's to expect there are the historic architectural buildings which have stood there for more than 400 years. If you were expecting to find a commercial tour for UST, I don't think there are ones available. You can however, go in if you... More 

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Angono, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

So much history. Very nostalgic. Like a blast from the so distant past. I lived in manila half my life and every time I visit I would always have this feeling of awe and respect for the place, despite the changes.

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