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Address: Plaza del Carmen, C.M. Recto | Quiapo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 2 734 8908
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Classy and classic

About 1 km from the popular Quiapo Church and in a quieter less bustling neighborhood is this steel cladded one of a kind church.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
chris r

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Makati, Philippines
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144 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to mass here. and all i can say is that Im not going back anymore. there is no ventilation . A kid can suffocate here

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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

About 1 km from the popular Quiapo Church and in a quieter less bustling neighborhood is this steel cladded one of a kind church.

Thank chris r
Metro Manila, Philippines
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31 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you are a fan of gothic architecture, this is the place for your. The San Sebastian Church is listed as one of the Philippine National Cultural Treasures. This church is the only all steel church in Asia and is one of the most preferred wedding destinations. Another must see in this church is the centuries old ivory image of... More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I grew up in this church! I studied in Baste from grade school up to college. There was not a day in a week that i did not have the chance to visit this church.

Thank Marsha R
Metro Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It reminds me of the past, historically.Many of my friends have tied the knot in the Grand San Sebastian church.It was built in a era when we as Filipinos were under the Spanish rule.The place feels the grandeur of those times.It is a museum and yet masses are still heard there every single day.

Thank maristel2015
Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Other than a visit,mass is very lively and participating.a place for the right offering,very spacy,crowded when wd occassion like Easter,but community people are discipline And generally a place to go to celebrate mass and solemn worship During summer.

Thank jophiel2013
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The reasons I visited this church because of the weddings. I love the architecture very Baroque and Spanish. The aisle was long and perfect for wedding ceremonies. The church was serene and perfect for praying..

Thank Angela Marie C
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was by far my favorite church I visited in Manila, but I have to say they have ruined the church. It's been painted mint green. When Eiffel originally designed the church I can promise you it was not his intention to paint the church mint green. On top of that, the beautiful stained glass has been damaged. There are... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As chaotic as Manila is, never stop surprising me with the fantastic hidden jewels! After our very very good tour of Intramuros with Greg Dorris Phone: 0916.766.9170 (Totally worth hiring him for the visit) we were talking about what to do the rest of the day and he immediately suggested to go visit San Agustin Church. When we got there,... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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683 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The San Sebastian Church is my favorite in terms of architectural design. It is a splendid example of Baroque and Neo-Gothic style. Aside from being a minor basilica the San Sebastian Church is also a National Historical Landmark. The uniqueness of this church lies in the fact that it is the only steel church in Asia.

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