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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cathedral is located in Old Manila within the walls of the Spanish town. Apparently, it has been destroyed by fire and earthquakes (and I believe bombs during WWII) seven times. Having seen cathedrals around the world, this was a bit underwhelming (but understandable). Really...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to guage historical Manila. You learn about what happened in Manila during the Spanish Colonial Era as well as what happened during World War II. The Ambience surrounding this Cathedral is tranquil and delightful. You feel like you have gone...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go to Manila Cathedral when I want to pray quietly. Filipino, at times, too demonstrative and histrionic piety will be a little bit out of place in this church... It's majesty reminds you of old Europe with beautifully sculpted statues, colorful but tasteful mosaics,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank malus520186
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here during the Visita Iglesia and was very impressed with the renovations done of the place. It is like visiting during the old time, a place to have solemn moments to commune with God.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Eayle8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time to hear mass in the Manila Cathedral and I found the place really nice. The Neo-Romanesque architecture was really nice to look at. It has alcoves with nice statues, nice stained glass windows, and a wonderful set of pipes at...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most cities have a cathedral most of them are great this one is one of this great ones that will let you have its beauty inside theirs great arquitectural walls, have it in your must of Manila

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank R6824XFjuana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely church in the old part of Manila. This catnedral has a rich history of being destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries. It stands as one of the most well maintained and beautiful structures in the Philippines.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mapple52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of the most iconic structures in Intramuros, Manila. The cathedral was originally built in 1581 and has undergone a series of rebuilding due to damage done by several earthquakes throughout the centuries coupled with the Allied Forces bombardment during the Battle of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ynadqnor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is beautiful. We got to see a bit of Sunday mass however; we didn't get close to the front to admire the true beauty of the church.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Theelo
Reviewed April 20, 2019

It's a post WWII building essentially and not particularly charming or historic (unlike its predecessors on this site). Ok for a quick 5 minute visit if you have to say you've been there.

Date of experience: February 2019
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May 9, 2019|
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Response from Matthew_B_0130 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot behind the Cathedral, not sure of the parking fee.
Ann C
March 27, 2019|
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Response from tensingrodrigues | Reviewed this property |
Very likely. If the time is not suitable for you, you can try at the Chinese Church nextdoor. They too are likely to have. They had an English Midnight Mass for Christmas 2018. Both are very nice places for mass; very homely... More
December 11, 2017|
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