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

A very gothic church with is special design, architecture and art. As if you are travelling back in time when you are around the compound. The church inside is beautiful with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just wow. When we got here, there's a mass going on. I never thought that this cathedral has air conditioning :)) cant believe this church is still standing at more thaan 100 years old.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This cathedral looks great! It's free entry but you can leave a donation of you like, which I did because I'm an architecture fan and I know these old buildings are expensive to maintain. It's beautiful on the inside too and they let you take photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The heart of Catholicism in this beautiful cathedral. The architecture is great and your tour guide will give you a great exposition.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the visit. Some mobile street vendors are around but they will not be persistent if you refuse them. This cathedral is worth the visit with its beautiful interior & exterior deco & archi design. Nearby are many resturants & shops to choose from.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral is now fully air-conditioned, so it's really nice to hear mass there. We went there for the pilgrimage and it's very impressive because it was very organized and each step has its own chapel and so you can really concentrate on your prayers.

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice clean cathedral well lit up at night but not as nice as San Augustin which is just up the road from Manila Cathedral

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very gothic church with is special design, architecture and art. As if you are travelling back in time when you are around the compound. The church inside is beautiful with different paintings and statues. A good place to spend time.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a short trip to Manila last Sunday, August 13, 2016 Me and my husband went to Manila Cathedral to attend Mass. The place is very solemn. The structure of the Church make you feel that you are in the Spanish era. Mass is close door and air-conditioned. Good for Pilgrimage.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit the church on Palm Sunday - traffic is terrible (as expected), it's also hard to find a suitable parking spot. The church is air-conditioned - the best part of going their in a hot summer day! The whole place is quite, peaceful and great for people finding a solemn place to pray. Bring: Umbrella, comfortable shoes... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long before getting to this church required me efforts and so I counted only 2 visits in my 10-year stay in the metro. But now that I report to work daily, I passed by this church day in, day out. The church's location is strategic being inside the walled city of Intramuros. Just recently, it had undergone some renovations and... More 

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