Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral
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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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Yvet D
Makati, Philippines180 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
One of the oldest churches in the Philippines & in Intramuros, the old city of Manila during the Spanish occupation. This church is a favorite when it comes to weddings. It was renovated after World War II and now has air conditioning. I was here to attend a friend’s wedding and even if the aircondition was not on because it was December it was cool inside.
Written February 11, 2020
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YuppieLionheart
Philippines305 contributions
Aug 2022
A church with a beautiful architecture. This church is a historical & cultural landmark and usually the choice of couples who likes to have a church wedding. It is the home of the Archbishop of Manila as the Cathedral serves as its episcopal seat. Occasionally, the cardinal presides the Masses here.
Written June 14, 2023
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bklynbubba
Brooklyn, NY430 contributions
Dec 2019
It's a big beautiful cathedral, but what I like best about it is that it has been rebuilt - several times in fact. Earthquakes, fires, wars, nothing can keep this cathedral down. It's a testament to and inspiration of faith. Come and visit and I can guaranty that you will feel refreshed at the end of your visit.
Written January 11, 2020
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Nico Samneil Sy Salado
Newport, VT700 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The architectural design is superb. Going to mass is so comfortable since it is air-conditioned. Different time for mass are offered. You could see the spanish touch on it. Well maintained church.
Written February 16, 2020
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Makoto
Saitama, Japan53 contributions
Apr 2019
Manila Cathedral is a postcard-perfect picturesque church. When we visited, there were friendly locals. Going from Manila cathedral to other places in Intramuros can be a convenient stroll away.

I heard it’s a famous venue for weddings, although the charge is expensive.
Written March 5, 2020
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,827 contributions
Mar 2023
There have been a number of cathedrals on this site. This one was rebuilt after World War II, and consecrated in 1958. It is within the old walled city of Manila, in the Intramuros. Architecturally very pleasing to look at.
Worth a visit as part of a walk around the Intramuros walled city.
Written July 1, 2023
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Alan L
Charleston, IL62 contributions
Feb 2020
The Manila Cathedral is one of the must sees on your visit to the Intramuros area of historic Manila. It is an active place of worship, right in the middle of busy Manila. It is easy to visit on your own, or go with a tour guide or driver. You won't be there long and there are several other points of interest nearby.
Written February 20, 2020
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VA5
Quezon City, Philippines963 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We were here for the La Naval procession last night. This Cathedral is awesome to say the least. Perfect acoustics. Good air conditioning. Fantastic stained glass windows. Solemn church. A must visit when in Manila.
Written January 24, 2020
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Tom1
Houston, TX16 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
There was a wedding going on. Didn’t get to explore much inside. I rated poorly because I want the church to know is the people that work outside of that church cheat and lie to me. Front of a church?? Me and my partner did the bike tour guy around thing. He says is 350 php for both of us. Once we finish our round. Then he told us a different story that is 700php. What a scam. Lying to there teeth front of a church. No thanks. I will never come back to Manila. I will also forward this to my government and the social medias. How embarrassing you guys are!
Written January 15, 2023
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stevebintley
Bedford, UK7,042 contributions
Nov 2022
A really impressive and imposing building, with a nice park opposite and seating to admire. It wasn’t overly busy when I passed by which helped to avoid it feeling too touristy an area, but there’s still plenty of people nearby offering taxi and horse rides. A clean area and a spot everyone should check out on a visa to the city.
Written January 4, 2023
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