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Address: Paredes St. at Plaza Calderon de la Barca | Binondo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 2-242-4041
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The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic...

The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic church.

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I came to this place last month with two of my friends, I love how they paint with religious pictures inside the church, I'm not a Christians but I can feel the warmth of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Basilica Minor of San Lorenzo Ruiz (Binondo Church) is located centrally in Manila's Chinatown. This Church was where Saint Lorenzo Ruiz served as an "escribano" prior his martyrdom in Nagasaki, Japan. San Lorenzo, the first Filipino saint is the patron saint of the youth and OFW.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came to this place last month with two of my friends, I love how they paint with religious pictures inside the church, I'm not a Christians but I can feel the warmth of the place and feel safe, when I was inside the church and stared to those pictures its like I'm in another dimension. From outside what you... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the middle of Chinatown, the church is a good sight and building and it stands out on its own with its dark and red color. The inside of the church is just beautiful with paintings and arts. Be careful with beggars and pickpockets and always mind your bags.

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This church has and always been a landmark to the "Chinatown" district of Metro Manila. Everybody familiar with the area knows it. Established in the 1500s by Dominican priests, it continues to be a place of prayer for converted Filipino-Chinese communities in the district as well as travelers and visitors stopping by for some spiritual refuge. My last visit to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Situated in the heart of Binondo; easily accesible to both commuters and those in private cars. Known as Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino Saint - being half Filipino half Chinese descent. Mass celebrated in 3 languages.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The location is very near the hideouts of pick-pockets, thieves and other criminals. Don't wear jewelries and ALWAYS mind your bags. You will notice that the locals wear their bags in FRONT. Do the same, so thieves won't get a chance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

A nice cathedral in the centre of Binondo. Located in very busy lane with a lot of traffic. Nice place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

They recently repainted this, which I think has made it lose some of its charm, but it is a still a stunning historic church. It can take HOURS to get here because the traffic is exceptionally bad, and if you're just going to see this church - don't bother. BUT if you're going to make a day out of being... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

On Google Maps, it is called the Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz. Standing in front of a few cross roads, this interesting church has quite an unique old dark exterior architecture while inside is very modern and well-painted. The ceiling has many beautiful paintings that makes this church stand out. Worth visiting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

When I visited the Binondo Church, it was time for mass and the church was almost full with locals. It has vast area for devotees inside the church and very divine. Outside area of the church is not attractive; there are beggars and street children around and too many street vendors.

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