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Manila Cathedral, Manila

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#4 of 68 in Historic Sites in Metro Manila
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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Originally a small, 16th-century parish church, Manila Cathedral rose from the ashes a total of eight times before becoming the ornate European-style basilica you see today. As you approach the major public square where the cathedral lies, notice the stone statues of saints and artistic bronze carvings embellishing the main facade. Step inside to observe rose-glass windows, a total of eight chapels dedicated to saints, the principal altar bearing the image of the Blessed Mother, and the episcopal throne made of Italian marble. Masses tend to draw large crowds, which can limit your movement and chances to explore. Work out when and for how long to visit Manila Cathedral and other Manila attractions using our handy Manila holiday maker app.
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  • Going to Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, there is no feeling stronger than St. Austin's Simbahan ni San Agustin. There are many historical churches, a bit dark, the church hall is also very... 
    Going to Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, there is no feeling stronger than St. Austin's Simbahan ni San Agustin. There are many historical churches, a bit dark, the church hall is also very...  more »
  • The church is nice, but the plastic chairs inside are really strange. In front if the church you can find some nice things to buy. 
    The church is nice, but the plastic chairs inside are really strange. In front if the church you can find some nice things to buy.  more »
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  • it reminds me of the Spanish time, way way back , not ny time but the stories told by my parents
  • Very clean and quiet. Great souvenir shop as well and a lot of the items are from Italy. I forgot to ask if the items have been blessed so you will have to ask yourselves. A must see visit if you do come to the Philippines and are catholic!

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