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San Sebastian Church

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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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gothic steel

This church is one of the oldest churches that survived many years. San Sebastian Church is the only steel church we have. You can put magnet on the walls to try! The structure is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2016
Phoibee
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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars 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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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The San Sebastián Church in Quiapo Manila is gothic in design and the only steel church In the country. The interiors are equally imposing with inspiring stained glass windows.

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Thank VicAlcuaz
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I visited this church to attend the wedding of a friend. This is the first time I've been to this place. And I was overwhelmed. The church looks big and spacious inside due to its high ceiling. I was already caught by the beauty of the church then the suddenly opened the lights. Just plain wow! But, if you're going... More 

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Thank ihui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The title was about the shape of the nave of the church. It is very high, because it transcends the idea of being closer to God. So, people who go to this place are more likely to get closer to heaven. It is something like a very imposing structure since it is a very old church and made completely of... More 

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Cainta, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I visited this church last year and attended mass on a sunday it's very crowded full of people inside hearing mass on a sunday afternoon.

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Thank mig15ph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

If you're into visiting churches, San Sebastian will definitely stand out! It's got so much character, color, and of course history - it is the first and ONLY all-steel church in the country.

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Thank Bea W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Accessible to public transport, and if you bring your own car, parking is available inside on ordinary Sunday. Street parking is also allowed. We were here last Thursday for a visita iglesia. There were priests in the confessionals. We used to go to this church some 30 years ago when we live nearby. Me and my wife were married 26... More 

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Thank Dante A
Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

This church is one of the oldest churches that survived many years. San Sebastian Church is the only steel church we have. You can put magnet on the walls to try! The structure is githic so it mostly have pointed features. It is lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful and peaceful place glad to see it and experience it as part of the old city and a world heritage

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