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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 #4 of 110 things to do in Manila
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Asheville, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped by here as part of a intramuros tricycle tour. Did not go into the museum, but did go into the church. It's worth the stop.

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Kunming, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This museum feels as if a lot of thought and care has gone into it. It's also has much better lighting than many other museums I have visited in SE Asia. If you have any interest in history you're sure to find something to interest you here.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The museum is undergoing a major refurbishment, but even in its yet unfinished state, it is already worth a visit.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

TA, rather confusingly, list three attractions in Intramuros as San Agustin Church, San Agustin Monastery, and San Agustin Museum. The vast majority of tourists probably see all three simultaneous. The church is still a working church, but unless you come for mass on Sunday, the doors to the church will be closed. The former monastery is now a museum, and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

It dumbfounds me there were no crowds here with all of the thingsto see. Many 100+ year old paintings and other artifacts that date back centuries. Well worth a visit to see some of this history.

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Taguig City, Philippines
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The museum is on two levels surrounding an open courtyard, which is part of the church itself. The architecture alone, with its stone walls and stairs, is enough to evoke a sense of time travel. Artifacts, paintings, and sculptures all have religious themes and are generally from the Spanish colonial period, dating from the 16th century. Highlight for me was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It is on a UNESCO's list of world heritage Spanish baroque churches of the Philippines, it is the oldest church in the country, the only large structure to have survived the orgy of destruction at the end of the second world war when most of colonial Manila was bombarded, and it is just stunning. It does not have a golden... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There is a lot to see. If you like paintings, architecture, sculpting and are curious about history and religion, you really want to check this one.

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

The minimal entry fee is worth every peso - must see if you're visiting the church itself. Allow at least 1 hour.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

if you would like to know some of the history of the philippines most notably as it relates to the church then come visit this place. it is the biggest catholic church museum in the philippines with many artifacts.it is near fort bonifacio and an old house is in front which is also a museum you can visit to know... More 

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