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Santuario de San Antonio

McKinley Road, Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
+63 2 843 8831
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Ranked #21 of 69 Attractions in Manila
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: When the Franciscans' mother church in Intramuros was destroyed in the closing days of World War...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Forbes Park, is located smack in  Manila's central business, commerce, and financial district of Makati. It   is the toniest of enclaves in the Philippines, where the rich and famous have palatial homes and  embassies and diplomatic chanceries are located.  But, like any well planned community developed by the Ayala family, this village  has a parish church, in honor of... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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126 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Being situated in the city's richest residential neighborhood has its perks, the church is fully air-conditioned during masses, the place is well maintained. Tourists will find the gold ornate altar interesting.

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Makati, Philippines
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49 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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10 attraction reviews
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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32 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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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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12 attraction reviews
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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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