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Santuario de San Antonio

McKinley Road, Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
+63 2 843 8831
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Ranked #30 of 81 attractions in Manila
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: When the Franciscans' mother church in Intramuros was destroyed in the closing days of World War II, they built their new Santuario (sanctuary) de San... more » Owner description: When the Franciscans' mother church in Intramuros was destroyed in the closing days of World War II, they built their new Santuario (sanctuary) de San Antonio and installed a statue of Saint Anthony that had survived the bombing of their old beloved church. Many of Manila's wealthy families reside in nearby Forbes Park and Dasmarinas Village, so this church is where most of their christenings, weddings and funerals take place. « less
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Makati, Philippines
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297 reviews 297 reviews
49 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Location is really posh, with forbes park and dasmarinas village beside it. This small but picturesque church is perfect for a wedding venue. I attended one last year and was in awe at the beauty when this small church is transformed in to a wedding place. The place itself is really beautiful, small but clean. It just the perfect size... More

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Hanoi
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

It is a nice church with air-conditioning inside and one of the few places with almost 100% English language mass. Schedules available on the internet. As it is next to the posh villages of Forbes and Dasmarinas, frequented by the rish in Metro Manila. Good to go to church, but not really a tourist site for people from abroad unless... More

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Manila, Philippines
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Santuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park, Makati is a church which speaks of grandeur and opulence. While it is not so big in its dimension, the altar is just sooo beautiful and a perfect setting for a nice wedding.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I love this church because it is simply elegant with serene atmosphere. A very memorable church as well because it is where i got married.

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Quezon City
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Almost all my visits to this Church are for weddings. I think brides like the long walk to the altar. The place has centralized air-conditioning and thus comfortable, especially if one is dressed up formally. Parking though is limited thus, we usually go early to get a spot at the commercial area across.

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Makati
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

it is in the richest neighborhood in the Philippines has secured parking is next to a supermarket and starbuck's with free parking. has nice funeral chapels and a parish center

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Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

The church is very large and air condition at most Saturday afternoon and all Sunday Masses. The sound system is great enabling the congregation to clearly hear God's word. I love hearing Mass at the Santuario! Amen.

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