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Binondo Church

Paredes St. at Plaza Calderon de la Barca | Binondo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 242 4041
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The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic church.
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Paredes St. at Plaza Calderon de la Barca | Binondo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 242 4041
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think that this church is strategically located. With all the frenzy in Divisoria, one can find refuge inside Awed by the intricate and elaborate architecture inside the church. I think the façade was repainted. After shopping, felt refreshed as I visit and prayed a...More

Thank 77Raine27
Reviewed June 18, 2017

There are so many beautiful old churches in Manila. I think this is one of the better ones. The pink color scheme is absolutely gorgeous. It can be difficult to get a nice shot of the exterior due to traffic and other obstructions, but it's...More

Thank mitchell s
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Even if there are a lot of people in the vicinity of this church, once you are inside you will feel the solemnity of the place. I always attend mass in this minor basilica whenever i visit Chinatown.

Thank Marie Jessica A
Reviewed May 25, 2017

The church is a major landmark and adjacent a nice park in the heart of Chinatown. The church was founded by Dominican priests in 1596 to serve Chinese converting to Christianity.The church been reconstructed many times due to conflicts and natural calamities - only the...More

Thank John T
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Binondo Church is ironically designed - it is huge and beautiful, but with an obvious Chinese influence as the color red is prominent in its architecture. Inside it is high-ceilinged, with enormous paintings - you wouldn't know where to set your eyes first. The altar...More

Thank Anna May V
Reviewed May 4, 2017

We met at this church prior to the Big Binondo Food Wok which I highly recommend. Learned from Ivan, our tour guide, this church was put there by the Spain Colony Government in its attempt to convert more Chinese into Christianity. Beautiful Church inside and...More

Thank tanggg
Reviewed April 21, 2017

We walked from Intramorus, crossed the bridge into Manila Chinatown. Chinatown did not impress me much. I found the buildings old, alley dim, vagabonds sleeping on the street and traffic heavy and congested. The red octagonal shaped of the Bell tower of the Church attracted...More

1  Thank soh_kien_peng
Reviewed March 29, 2017

It's a bustling area, but in the middle of it stands the robust church of Binonda, a nice landmark. It's well preserved, better than most churches in Manila.

Thank QuintenJ
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Manila has several nice churches but this one has the most beautiful exterior (in my opinion). The area nearby is very vibrant and busy.

Thank Calvin C
Reviewed February 23, 2017

This is a very nice church in the heart of China Town. Inside is well looked after and very big space for mass. I really liked the ceiling and the layout here. Even as a non Christian i can go here to rest and enjoy...More

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December 11, 2015|
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Response from GuywithaNikon | Reviewed this property |
It's 10 min walk from the nearest LRT stop, direction already mentioned by Combat66. Another option if you are in Makati is you go to Park Square which is just in front of Dusit Hotel, in Park Square there are vans to... More
June 2, 2015|
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Response from dred69 | Reviewed this property |
I do not see empty space inside the church... before you enter inside there's one big cross and across to it was a store where u can buy some oil, rosaries, booklets and many more. It was 12 noon when we went there so I... More