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“Fascinating Facade” 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 #23 of 135 Attractions in Manila
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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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“Fascinating Facade”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Binondo church is one of the heritage churches in the Philippines, that I've been to, that has amazing facade, walls and color. The interior is really attractive and elegant.

Visited March 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“8 weddings and counting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was there during a wedding which was really nice to see. The church is pretty, San Sebastian is better.

Visited January 2015
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“A nice old church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Better inside than outside, it is well worth a visit. It is close to the Divisoria market and to the Chinatown. One may walk from the intramuros or get a jeepney (a small bus) or a tricycle.

Visited December 2014
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

let's face iit, you want to see amazing churches in Asia, The Philippines is the place. This one is just over the Jones Bridge from Intromuros, almost in Chinatown. It is quite grand, very airy and in amazingly good shape. Obviously well cared for and a haven from the chaos that is Binondo. Worth sticking your head inside and taking a few pictures if you are already tired of churches by the time you get to this one.

Visited November 2014
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“A Tribute to the First Filipino Saint”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Binondo Church was built by the Dominicans in the 16th century. It is located along the busy street of Quintin Paredes so you won't miss this on your way to Divisoria if coming from Escolta. The beautiful altar resembles that of the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Today, it has been renamed as The Minor Basilica of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz in honor of the first Filipino Saint.

Visited June 2014
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