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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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Beautiful Basilica in Intramuros

The Manila Cathedral (actually Minor Basilica and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception)- that's a mouthful, is yet another historic and beautiful church in the Philippines. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Meriden, Connecticut

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Manila Cathedral (actually Minor Basilica and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception)- that's a mouthful, is yet another historic and beautiful church in the Philippines. It is the See of Cardinal of Manila, and has been rebuilt on the same location a few times since the 1500's original. A recent visit by Pope Francis was the 3rd Papal visit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful churches I've ever been in. Each of the exhibits (???) have got detailed explanations about the Saint. Also some great relics here. Stunning, and free if you don't wish to make a donation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thought the cathedral was very nice. I was lucky enough to join a mass in progress and it was worth spending some time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In an afternoon or a morning you can get a feel for Philippine history and culture. Enjoy the walk or take a horse drawn carriage. A walk back in history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really nice visiting this church. When we went there last week, the maintenance are currently fixing the lights and everything. It was so nice to see the how they make sure the church is well-maintained. We loved taking photos of the sculptures, the walls, and the ceiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at the Manila Cathedral on Sunday night just in time to experience mass in a foreign country. Beautiful architecture, history, and stained glass windows! A must see for those history lovers passing through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find in the centre of the intramural area and front by a small grassy plaza called PLAZA Roma. Free to go in. Very photogenic inside and out. A little hassle from vendors or kids outside but not a big deal. Nice and cool inside to escape the city heat. There's a crypt at the back inside but there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good architecture.well preserved.it's have a holy kind of feeling. Many people pray. Must visit.inside intramuros

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just what I expected from a cathedral: solemn,quiet, good audio, impressive architecture, comfortable for praying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the hurt of Intramuros you can find Manila Cathedral, the first in Philippines, its magnificent, and I loved the most the big Organ in it.

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