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“EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE DISPLAY...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Manila Cathedral

Manila Cathedral
Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
632 5273093
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Ranked #8 of 69 Attractions in Manila
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of this majestic cathedral, whose 1951 completion commemorated the the five versions that came before it.
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“EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE DISPLAY...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This historic church summed up the european architecture of the numerous churches built by the spaniards four to five hundred years ago in the Philippines...It is remarkable that it was built adjacent to the military post of Fort Santiago where mostly prominent Filipino insurgents during the Spanish occupation were incarcerated and awaiting for their final ordeal...

Visited December 2011
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“the church of grandest wedding events!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I look forward to another experience to witness wedding rites in this historical place. this is another landmark we should be proud of.

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“Magnificent, calm place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Manila was once a key port of call for the Spanish galleons that transported vast wealth from Asia back to Spain. The grandeur of the cathedral, set in the historic quarter, Intramuros, reflects the importance of the belief system that came with the trading link and took such firm root in the Philippines.

Visited November 2012
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“beautiful church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

my cousin got married there in 2002, the church is very beautiful. Has alot of unique sculptures around it surroundings.

Visited September 2012
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“do this with Quiapo church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

this is quite close to Quiapo church and provides another view of RC in the Philippines, although when I was there 2 weeks ago it was closed for renovations. This cathedral which has been repeatedly destroyed by war, fire and earthquakes is much more like a european cathedral, it shows you cant say RC in the Philippines fits in a neat box

Visited May 2012
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