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Address: Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number:
632 5273093
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of this...

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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Large Church

This large church is big but doesn't have the history of St Augustins. Its free to enter so def worth a look, and in the middle of the Intramuros area.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia

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Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love going to church there. Other than they have aircon there I love to hear mass there. The priest say the mass clearly and slowly. Not so slow as to make you sleepy. Other mass I attended makes me yawn. They have monitor so you can respond or sing if needed

Thank jeant309
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must visit when you are inside Intramuros in Manila. Even photography is allowed inside the Cathedral.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large church is big but doesn't have the history of St Augustins. Its free to enter so def worth a look, and in the middle of the Intramuros area.

Thank cathhhhhh
Hanoi, Vietnam
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this site on the last day in Philippine and I would never regret because it's really nice and every poeple when coming here, they alsways show their truly respect about the religion and architectuture.

Thank Hanh_Nguyen297
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got a nice hat from vendors outside and stepped in during Mass to see a gorgeous Cathedral with stained glass and shrines of great intricate detail.

Thank RGStroud
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this Cathedral! It's really beautiful and inspires awe and reverence. You really have to take time appreciating the magnificent religious artworks by Italian artists and the Marian stained glasses done by a Filipino artist. The entire structure, its facade and interiors has balanced the old and new. The baptistery is also a masterpiece.

Thank RichieFSC
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What is Manila Cathedral? For me, Manila Cathedral is like heaven on earth. It is the most beautiful cathedral I have ever seen. Manila Cathedral is comparable to churches in Italy. If you were there, the feeling is so surreal. Inside the church, you feel the solemnity and peace. As if you are dwelling with heavenly beings. I would recommend... More 

Thank JohnGex
Panglao Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very modern and airconditioned with numerous English masses will make this popular for visiting tourists.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was Holy Thursday of the Holy Week and a group of friends decided to hear the Last Supper Mass at the Manila Cathedral. After being renovated no one among us has gone to Manila to attend any church rite and we took advantage of the Holy Week to go to the seat of the Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Tagle.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Cathedral dates back to 1581 but has been rebuilt a total of seven times, including a massive reconstruction after it was destroyed in Workd War II. The building features impressive stained glass windows and a monumental pipe organ. All very interesting. No entrance fee but a donation is welcomed.

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