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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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Pretty Interesting

This was the most interesting spot we visited in Intramuros. The Cathedral is quite large and worth taking a look. Not the most magnificent church / cathedral I've ever seen but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Xinyang, China

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Xinyang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the most interesting spot we visited in Intramuros. The Cathedral is quite large and worth taking a look. Not the most magnificent church / cathedral I've ever seen but probably worth a look.

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Canova, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A worthwhile cathedral to visit but opt for San Augustin Church which is just a few blocks away, if time is a limiting factor. Most of the tours (horse drawn carriage & tricycle) begin here but you can hire these most places in Intramuros.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Manila Cathedral, which is a Minor Basilica (Roman Catholic) was opened in 1958. It is located in historical Intramuros. It is a very popular wedding venue (reason for our visit) and I highly recommend it for those who intend to tie the knot in the Philippines. The downside is that you'll have to book at least one year in... More 

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Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As we went to Intramuros. I really wanted to visited this Cathedral.Probably, one of the historical church to our history.This place is really awesome and solemn at the same time. Architectural designed of this church is nice.Actually, when I went to the place, the church is closed but when I've knocked and asked permission to the staff to allow us... More 

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Zhengzhou, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

And not even a really cool one it was nice to see but nothing special.. The hat guys are annoying. You can spend about 20 min there

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a bit disappointed with the renovations done inside the Cathedral. It has lost its old world Spanish feel. I was disappointed.

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

Probably one of the most beautiful churches I have visited in the Philippines. I felt like I wasn't in the Philippines when I visited it.

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Port Stephens, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called this cathedral the "Church of Gold". Many armed guards walking its interior. Architecture is truly Spanish and magnificent. I visited in April 2007.

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going here. Place is so quiet and it makes me feel close to God. I also love the sermons being given by the priests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Catholic church is a grand example of Spanish architecture in Manila. Statues and bell tower are well maintained and inside is beautiful. Visit on Sunday morning to witness its application and presentation in practice.

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