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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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The Heart of Binondo

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Trinidad, West Indies
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank grammar2007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Jen S
New Delhi, India
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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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Thank Yashwantpandey
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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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Kochi (Cochin), India
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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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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Saint Lorenzo Ruiz and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish. Binondo Church has been reconstructed many times due to natural calamities and only the Bell Tower is what remained.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Personally my favourite over its neighbour at Qiapo. Beautiful dark grey stone with maroon coloured trimmings. Inside decorated windows and ceiling paintings makes this is a worthwhile stop if you are in nearby Intramuros which is 20 minutes walk away. Thanks for the vote if you found this helpful.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Do not miss the Sunday / Holiday Mass . Check out the Timings. Rest assure the prayers never go unanswered & this statement is from the bottom of my heart.

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