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Santa Cruz Church

Plaza Santa Cruz, Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
+63 2 733 0246
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Ranked #45 of 69 Attractions in Manila
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Church of Santa Cruz is one of the Oldest in Metro Manila but if you see it now you would think it was just recently built. Its renovation was done in very poor taste. It lost its appeal when new bricks was plastered on its walls. It would have been better if they just gave it a fresh coat... More

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Taguig City, Philippines
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74 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This church is located in Manila. One of the old church that you can see with in this area. No vendors, church might not allow them to sell inside or with in the premises. It's actually in front of the entrance of China town. You will see some jeep here going to Pier. So if you want to visit Manila... More

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Makati, Philippines
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126 reviews 126 reviews
83 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This church is situated across China Town. Easy access using LRT 1 from Carriedo Station. It's clean and you will not find any vendors outside the church, however the only thing that you can see outside are the sampaguita ( flower ) vendors.

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Manila, Philippines
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It is one of the oldest churches within Manila City. It has a newly renovated color, orange. Im quite disappointed with the color. The preservation bureau should study more on how to properly conserve and preserve.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

What I like best here is the altar: a bleeding lamb, reminder of the love of God who offered His Son as the redeemer. The church itself is huge. It is also properly ventilated. The priests hear confessions most of the time.

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Shanghai, China
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1,785 helpful votes 1,785 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

There has been a church here since the 17th century but the original took a direct hit by a bomb in World War Two and was reduced to rubble. It was rebuilt in the 1950s in Spanish Baroque stye and they did an admirable job. It certainly does not look out of place in this historic neighbourhood, home to fountains,... More

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Bacoor, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I personally like this church because it was the church who witnessed our being one,

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Around the corner from the Carriedo LRT station, the Santa Cruz Church was quite magnificent. The building is a faded white, with a massive domed tower dominating the façade. The hectic streets outside are forgotten once you walk inside this big, peaceful building. The comfortable interior had decoration aplenty, with colourful stain-glass windows setting a nice scene. A magnificent church... More

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Trinidad, West Indies
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12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

one of my favorite churches in manila. amidst the horrible traffic around it, you can still find peace and quiet when your inside it. i love the lamb of God right infront of its altar. it is just amazing to look at.

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Manila, Philippines
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

good place BUT a lot of people so crowded.. but santa cruz church is a very good church..

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