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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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Steel Matters

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Manila, Philippines

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank einnoc_rose22
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 :)

Thank Tryingyard
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank iamphowbee
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

Thank menm6
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 

Thank d g
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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 

Thank Wobeenskeedoo
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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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank VicAlcuaz
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ihui
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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