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San Agustin Museum

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Address: Calle Real del Palacio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Enjoyable Museum

My husband and I enjoyed this museum very much. We spent over an hour wandering the exhibits which are very well presented and in English. Emphasis is on the Augustine presence in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Anacortes, Washington
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Anacortes, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this museum very much. We spent over an hour wandering the exhibits which are very well presented and in English. Emphasis is on the Augustine presence in the Philippines since 1571. Don't miss the exhibits in the rooms on the second floor of the monastery section. The doors are closed and the lights are off... More 

Thank Yokeko
Rheine, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting Intramuros is a must when in Manila and to understand the history better a visit to the Museo Sa Augustin is very helpful and interesting

Thank Peter S
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Adjecent to the church you will find a gem of a museum which gives to a snapshot of the history of the Catholic order that has resided here for centuries. Well worth it.

Thank Claus L
Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks normal and ordinary from the outside but inside it's quaint, charming, and full of memorabilia. Be greeted by a very big bell on the way in. There's old paintings, lighting fixtures, antique furniture, stained glass windows, and a nice open square in the main museum. There are more rooms and inside them are ancient religious artifacts, pottery, scale models,... More 

Thank ehmoy
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Following the Japanese occupation of Manila and is capture by the USA much of the old city in Intramuros was destroyed. St Augustin Church survived but its adjacent monastery was destroyed. As part of the restoration of the area the monastery was rebuilt in the 70's as a museum housing religious art and historic artifacts associated with the Catholic Faith.... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It can never be obvious from the outside, but there's a total renovation inside this old stone building. They now have a short video presentation as an orientation of what this museum is all about. Then, the rooms are air-conditioned and things are arranged elegantly. One can be proud to say: "I was there". More amazing is the theme of... More 

Thank Arte-arte H
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit - Interesting mix of art and history well displayed in a charming and well preserved convent.

Thank Omico O
Bacolod, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

A huge museum of the history and culture of Catholicism in the Philippines. Hundreds and thousands of artifacts, from statues to altars, vestments and paintings. There is also a crypt where some famous people are buried.

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Lima, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is an original monastery started by the Augustinians in 1586. There is a small admission fee and the visit is worth much more. P.S. They also have a comfort room.

Thank edbrybry
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

The museum, attached to the cathedral, is a fascinating insight into Manila's history, especially the colonial age, and the role of the church. With any number of themed rooms and areas, give yourself enough time to take it all in, from art to history to artefacts and more. The history from the Battle of Manila is harrowing and it is... More 

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