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University of Santo Tomas, Manila

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Educational Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Tucked inside a lavishly decorated garden and lush trees stands the oldest university in the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, dating all the way back to 1611. Admire the Victorian-style exterior, featuring a shabby stone facade embellished with numerous sculptures on top. Take a walk along the lover’s lane, winding from the picturesque stone archway through the serene garden with fountains, thick treetops, and romantic benches. The museum stretches over two floors; the first features a collection of stuffed animals from all around the world, while on the second you can admire fine ceramics, religious icons, paintings, coins, and medals. Use our Manila trip planning website to visit University of Santo Tomas on your trip to Manila, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • One of the historical place that you need to visit in Philippines, through this place you will understand the history of the country. Old and classy 
    One of the historical place that you need to visit in Philippines, through this place you will understand the history of the country. Old and classy  more »
  • It was a rainy Christmas night. For a treat, I brought my Mom out for a joy ride to the University of SantoTomas Campus together with three caregivers. A lot of cars are out in the streets and we... 
    It was a rainy Christmas night. For a treat, I brought my Mom out for a joy ride to the University of SantoTomas Campus together with three caregivers. A lot of cars are out in the streets and we...  more »
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  • Great university that offers wide range of courses with long time old history. Just get your pockets ready because this institution is not for free and is expensive (unless you are a scholar). They also offer online classes as of the moment so all will be safe in not contracting the virus. 😊
  • I was here year 2018 for the very first time. My team had a business presentation with the lawyers inside the bus shown on the photo. It was a nice experienced.

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