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University of Santo Tomas

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Address: Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
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(632)406-1611
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the...

This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic universities based on enrollment.

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This is combination of old and touch of modern university and schools because theres a elementary and higher school in the compound. Accessible to all ages there is a hospital and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is combination of old and touch of modern university and schools because theres a elementary and higher school in the compound. Accessible to all ages there is a hospital and food court and a little park to stay with and a church inside the compound. Parking is not a problem they have a lot. It's great to go around.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While waiting for my night bus to Northern Luzon I found this lovely area with a nice park where I relaxed and read for some hours. People are just strolling and jogging in the park, the atmosphere is nice and best of all, the air is clean compare to the busy streets surrounding the compound.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to see and learn about history. Knowing its the oldest and biggest catholic university in asia. It truly amazed me and brings the christmas spirit to the community. The paskuhan event was awesome too.

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Thank Dprudenc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone who visits the University of Santo Tomas, better known to many students as UST, will be amazed by its facade. Somehow you will have this feeling that you have travelled backwards via a time machine. The place is great to stare at. it has a big ground where you can sit with your friends and breathe a bit of... More 

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Thank Tess D
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Visit the University of Santo Tomas if you want to learn about the history of the Philippines in a different way. It houses a museum but doing a walk tour around the campus and seeing the vibrant academic environment is an alternative way to go. Must visit sites: 4 landmarks of UST. Best time to visit: Christmas Season

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

A history that is fully alive! As you walk in the campus, it reminds you of the past and how its heritage were preserved.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

The last time I visited the UST Archive Museum made a great impact in my life. I have met Michael Blanco, a national artist who had his exhibit. I never knew that just by walking inside a museum would be a great chance for me to meet a national artist. Try and visit UST Archive Museum, you'll never know who... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We visited UST for a conference and had the pleasure of having a tour. The campus is beautiful, with multiple historical sites. The highlight is the museum, which has a remarkable and well-displayed array of antiquities. There are religious icons, the chairs of two Popes, and regional works of art. It is a great opportunity to learn about the local... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The University of Santo Tomas is truly one of the better universities in the country. Just recently went for another visit and overtime I do I find so many new and great improvements. What is best is that has very clean and well maintained grounds and facilities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was founded in 1611. Named in honor of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the original structure was located inside the walled city of Intramuros until it was razed to the ground during World War II. It transferred to its present site in Manila's Sampaloc District. With a spacious campus, the present main building and other structures... More 

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