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Address: Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number:
632 5273093
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of this...

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.

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Nice Cathedral

A nice cathedral, clean, new restorations with good stained glass everywhere, copy of the Pieta, nice organ that we were able to hear while we were there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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OXFORD UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a Intramuros bike tour with spending the most amount of time here . Very interesting and kind of a spooky place to visit . Mini wall cemetery inside , a must see . This is the whole reason we wanted to get in to this Cathedral. It's 200000 php per person to enter . Clean toilets inside .... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It must be a popular venue for weddings as we were restricted access whilst a service was in progress. Never-the-less from the entrance area the view of the Cathedral was sufficient to show its beauty - unfortunately we didn't have time on this visit to return to explore the interior - perhaps next time.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's another Cathedral just a few blocks away from Saint Agustin church within Intramuros area. nice and warm atmosphere with a wedding ceremony was being held when we entered the church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to the cathedral to say a little prayer for our travels - it is lovely . Wedding being performed when we entered which was sweet . Historic church where Pope Francis said mass in 2015

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice cathedral, clean, new restorations with good stained glass everywhere, copy of the Pieta, nice organ that we were able to hear while we were there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, quiet, calm atmosphere. Spacious and beautifully decorated, there are divides inside where there are decorated statues with a little history written underneath. I would go back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral looks nice from the outside and from the inside. It's a pity that it was ruined during the WWII and now we see only the restored version.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first company way back 1995 is close to Manila Cathedral and I always had the chance to pass this historical landmark, unfortunately, for some, they don't value it's significance and continue to leave their rubbish everywhere despite the effort of the park administrator to provide trash bins and employ janitorial service. I hope more individual will take care of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful cathedral but not artistically perfect, but I recommend a morning visit is located near Intramuros

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great architecture and popular cathedral, while it isn't the oldest around is probably the most famous as this is where the rich & famous look to get wed if they can even get it booked!

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