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Address: Plaza del Carmen, C.M. Recto | Quiapo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 2 734 8908

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This is the only Church in the Philippines made of all steel structure.We reach this church coming from Quiapo Church via a tricycle more commonly known as "Kuliglig" (its similar... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Minor Basilica of the Catholic Church in Metro Manila is not just a national historic landmark, but is also quite magnificent both in its exterior and in the interior - the nave and elsewhere, plus its stained glass. It looks particularly good at night. There is only one other all-steel Catholic Church in the world like San Sebastian -... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only Church in the Philippines made of all steel structure.We reach this church coming from Quiapo Church via a tricycle more commonly known as "Kuliglig" (its similar to Tuktuk of Thailand )The interior is more majestic - the steel columns, the Stained Glass paintings and the religious figures of saints.A fund raising effort is initiated to refurbished... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

National Historical Institute states that, The Church of San Sebastian is a declared National Historical Landmark per Presidential Decree No. 260. State funding was accorded to the church through the National Historical Institute which undertook restoration of the church since 1982. The Recollect community has likewise expended funds for the church’s maintenance and restoration. The San Sebastian Church may not... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

It's said to be the only all-steel church in the Philippines. I felt its "hey! I am still in my original form or build" atmosphere.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I miss this great place... super peaceful and solemn.. first steel church in Asia, very nice exterior and a super nice church for weddings and baptismal :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

One of the sacred and the most beautiful church I ever entered. I suggest that this church is good for weddings. 😊 See also the history of this church that all of you will amazed, from shipping the metals to assembling it.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

San Sebastian or Basillica minore de San sebastian is such a beauty that many aspire to have their weddings be celebrated at this church. Fee is enormous but worth it. Better get a 2hour slot for you to have a full wedding program which includes the 2nd reading and a lot of photo ops. Accommodating office staff. Call them 632-5238411

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Pasig, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Hey this great big old and stately cathedral is made from all steel parts manufactured abroad, shipped in 3 large ships, and pieced together here like a giant lego project. Wow. The tour guide said that although there is no existing documentation yet found, it may have been designed by the same person (gustav eiffel) who designed the statue of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We were here with my family last sat to hear mass for the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The church is very unique not only in baroque design but of material since most of it are made of metal, literally metal, doors, walls, columns even the ceiling and roof. Visit the place because they are preparing for the... More 

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

Completed in 1891, San Sebastian Church is noted for its architectural features. an example of the revival of Gothic architecture in the Philippines, it is the only all-steel temple in the Philippines, and is the only prefabricated steel church in the world. In 2006, San Sebastian Church was included in the Tentative List for possible designation as a World Heritage... More 

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