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University of Santo Tomas

Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
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Nice and quiet place, the church is accessible to the commoners. It feels like a travel back in... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2015
Mits A
Taguig City, Philippines
one of the best University in the country

Visit the University must bring camera to take picture of the old building the. Thomasian call it... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2015
Angelina F
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic universities based on enrollment.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“main building” (43 reviews)
“alma mater” (18 reviews)
“oldest museum” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines

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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Nice and quiet place, the church is accessible to the commoners. It feels like a travel back in time.

Thank Mits A
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Visit the University must bring camera to take picture of the old building the. Thomasian call it the main building, its look like you are in Europe, UST have 2 high school, the High pay and the , Educ High School, To enter in the...More

Thank Angelina F
Reviewed 31 July 2015

UST is a private educational institution, famous and distinct being the oldest existing university in Asia. And what's to expect there are the historic architectural buildings which have stood there for more than 400 years. If you were expecting to find a commercial tour for...More

Thank dapinaymrs
Reviewed 30 July 2015

So much history. Very nostalgic. Like a blast from the so distant past. I lived in manila half my life and every time I visit I would always have this feeling of awe and respect for the place, despite the changes.

Thank Emmanuel D
Reviewed 16 July 2015

First time to visit UST with someone new love.. And had a great day of course even though UST is common place for me.. We visited the mini museum, church and tour him at the hospital. I showed him the lover's lane going to old...More

Thank June Eunice S
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Sto Tomas University is one of the Oldest Catholic University of the Philippines. The structure is historic and almost as old as the philippine history during the spanish era. This University carries with it historyl It's a nice place to visit when in manila. Your...More

1  Thank Lionheart0812
Reviewed 2 July 2015

University of Santo Tomas serve as one of our historic places. My cousin used to study in this university and I dreamed of being in here too. I met my girlfriend in this place which makes it memorable for me. School, Church and Hospital is...More

1  Thank JordanChua
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I studied in this University long ago, and that time, whenever my husband (or my boyfriend then) wait for me to finish my classes, he doesn't mind waiting for four hours, because the scenery is calming. There are green grasses and plants everywhere. The main...More

Thank shy25
Reviewed 3 May 2015

i visited this place with a local friend from Manilla, its good to visit if you have time, its a very old university and well maintained.

3  Thank Bachir M
Reviewed 28 April 2015

I graduated from ust in late 70's. I went back to visit the medical school and hospital, took a tour and presented a talk. it was much improved from years ago and is quite prosperous looking now. they do an excellent job of training medical...More

1  Thank etohelp
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Questions & Answers
Ralph V
11 November 2016|
Response from Wobeenskeedoo | Reviewed this property |
i dont think they are open but you can enter but need to secure a permit from the Office of Public Relations, so best if you go during class days.
24 September 2016|
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Response from Joni C | Reviewed this property |
for a regular taxi that normally drop off passenger to the airport terminal is P250 for a yellow taxi that cue the line in the arrival area is P500
George E
7 June 2016|
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Response from Joni C | Reviewed this property |
yes you can just walk in in the ground area during school hours 6- am to 9 pm. but in the case of entering any building, you will be greeted by the guards and they will ask for your identification and purpose.