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Monastery of Saint Agustin

General Luna St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Monasterio de San Agustín or Monasterio de San Pablo el Hermitaño

It is the oldest colonial church in the Philippines when the church survived the bombardment of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
2 for 1 - visit the church and monastery

vestments worn by the priests, a variety of church vessels and bibles dating back to the 1500s are... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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General Luna St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the oldest colonial church in the Philippines when the church survived the bombardment of Manila. Only when the left church tower cracked due to earthquake in 1863, that part was torn down. It was never rebuilt. Because of its antiquity the church and...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 16 May 2017

vestments worn by the priests, a variety of church vessels and bibles dating back to the 1500s are all on display as well as living quarters for the priests and such a variety of others things to give one a better understanding into the lives...More

Thank corky257
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The monastery allowed us to understand how life must have looked like during the early Spanish occupation of Manila. We especially liked the court garden of the monastery

Thank Gust H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My husband and I are museum nerds so likely enjoyed this place more than most. The fact that are celebrating 450 years of continuous work is reason enough to visit, Catholic or not. We spent over two hours there going from room to room and...More

Thank Yokeko
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Visited while touring Manila, very impressive old doors.Working for a Catholic TV station made this even more interesting.

Thank VinoBambinos
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The original building from the 1500's burnt down twice but the current church is now an imposing limestone building. Built to bring the Catholic religion to the indigenous animist/muslim population.

Thank Whitehavengirl43
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This review is quite late. The Monastery of Saint Agustin was built by the friars during the Spanish occupation in the Philippines. For more than four centuries it has survived all sorts of natural calamities. Good for a quick visit and snap shots.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a beautiful old church which has somehow survived the man-made and natural disasters which destroyed most of the surrounding buildings and streets. We went here on our first day in Intramurosand it provided us with a little awe and a view of history...More

Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The monastery of saint augustine is an active monastery which operates an open tour in a way to bring in some funds for facility maintenance. At times, this can lead to awkward juxtaposition like aggressive keep out signs in what is otherwise a house of...More

Thank WayneAnderson
Reviewed 31 August 2016

San Agustin Monastery is a solemn and contemplative monastery. One can pray, meditate, or view the religious images in peace and quiet here, away from the hustle and bustle of Manila.

Thank TravelerVicSimon
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