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San Agustin Museum

Address: Calle Real del Palacio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002 , Philippines
Phone Number: 63 2 527 4061
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Ranked #2 of 69 Attractions in Manila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Bangalore, India
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

They charged 100 pesos for the entry and surprisingly they do have many items on display. Unfortunately, very few items have clear description and few of the oldest paintings clearly need lot more care. I noticed that there is lot of renovation works going on especially in the second floor which is a good thing. Probably in an year's time,... More 

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The church is spectacular but the museum and grounds are rather mundane unless you have a special interest in the history.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Attached next to San Agustin Church the museum has very little to offer except for a casual half hour or so. It is at the moment being catalogued and the artefacts displayed but with few descriptive information to go with them. The clergy garments and religious artefacts are of interest for their richness. The museum does close for lunch which... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

clean and quiet many visitors, the artifacts are interesting to look at , close to all amenities in the city the locals visiting as well as tourists

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Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Museum is in a state of significant renovations but about 70-80% complete. Nothing of particular note but a decent distraction for 30-45 minute visit while touring the historic quarter.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Famous for its historical significance, the museum was originally the San Agustin Monastery built in 1586 together with the adjacent San Agustin Church. The monastery was operational by 1604 but was totally destroyed together with several churches and structures within the 'walled city' during the Japanese-American War in the infamous 'flattening of intramuros' on May 1945. Rebuilt in the 1970's... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This church is massive and is still used today. There is ongoing renovation but there is still much to see . There are exhbits that are hundreds of years old , take a few hours for this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I’ve been going to San Agustin Church within the historic and cobblestone streets of Intramuros, Manila since my wonder years. My parents used to take me and my siblings to 30 churches every Holy Week back then, and their list included San Agustin Church...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We loved the Spanish abode, very fascinating....so much wood and art to see with such fine craftsmanship all in one spot. The Filipinos are to be commended for keep such a well kept site.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

its nearly 600 years old history with Spanish rule and american rules in manila very nice place with lots of information u will get about how manila was that time and how is now its about knowing history please visit without kids must

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