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“Airconditioned Church” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Binondo Church

Binondo Church
Paredes St. at Plaza Calderon de la Barca | Binondo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
2-242-4041
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Ranked #11 of 69 Attractions in Manila
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic church.
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“Airconditioned Church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

its being airconditioned sets this church apart from the rest. very convenient for people like me who visits divisoria every now and then. i used to pass by before going to my final destination to say thanks and worship.

Visited October 2012
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“Good place for some quiet reflection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Set at one end of Chinatown and some good restaurants this is a lovingly preserved church to visit and reflect within. There's invariably a purple fire engine parked outside which has a good story to tell about local civic pride.

Visited November 2012
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“centre of Catholic faith in Manila's Chinatown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

It's where I was Christened. This Church has accomplished its mission of converting a significant number of Chinese and giving the Philippines its first Catholic Saint (San Lorenzo Ruiz).

The facade of the Church was enhanced some years back. Its altar is interesting providing visitors a glimpse of Binondo district's cultural heritage. Its one of the churches which should not be missed by Filipinos who are practising the "Visita Iglesia" tradition during the Holy Week in Manila.

Surrounding it are the trading/commercial and food establishments in the interesting Binondo area. It's proximity to Ongpin (Chinatown) and Divisoria provides an opportunity to experience the "real Manila." It's a walk away from the popular Eng Bee Tin hopia store.

There's a limited parking parking around the Church.

Visited August 2012
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“A nice old church.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

It was close to my hotel and I strolled in to see it. Bunch of restaurants and a mall close to it. If you are religious or just want to visit something old it is worth visiting it.

Visited August 2012
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“The beauty is inside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

The outside is not so impresssive, but the inside, especially behind the altar is definitely worth seeing

Visited July 2012
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