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“Not open - under restoration”
Review of Manila Cathedral

Manila Cathedral
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$63.84*
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Introduction to Philippine History Art and Cuisine Walking Tour
Ranked #3 of 138 things to do in Manila
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of this majestic cathedral, whose 1951 completion commemorated the the five versions that came before it.
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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“Not open - under restoration”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you are planning on visiting this landmark, you may want to check first to see if it is open. It is under MAJOR reconstruction right now and you can't go in it. It is not an extremely impressive building on the outside, but then again, it is covered with scaffolding, metal fencing, etc. The exterior, at this point, I am sure does not reflect the interior of the church. There was no indication on the signs at the church when the restoration project would be completed.

Visited May 2013
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Broadbeach, Australia
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“Closed”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Sadly the Cathedral was closed for renovations but the outside was amazing architecture - hopefully when I go back it will be all complete and I can see inside!

Visited April 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Church!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Yes, you definitely need to stop in and visit or attend mass at this church. Filipinos are very religious and the majority are catholic with beautiful churches decorated orantely and with such tremendous grandeur. Its definitely nothing you've seen in North America!

Visited July 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“Magnificent Facade!”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

The carving in the door is really intricate. with is towering ceiling that gives you a cool vibe. Properly preserved and nearby other historic landmarks.

Visited March 2013
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Montevista . Comval Province
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“The place is indeed great. The animals are in shape. Good for vacationers like us.”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

I love birds... and so happy to see them as beautiful as they were. Good for vacationers like us ..helps us unwind...and thank God for his creation.

Visited September 2012
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