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When you visit Intramuros, this is one of the main stops you have to make. They have a great collection of religious artifacts, period pieces, statues, furniture and even texts on medicinal research conducted by the Religious Orders of the day. The building itself is...More
I like the history, how the Agustinians came about, what they did, etc. In terms of what they want you to get from the visit is up to you. The art and other displays like the massive drawers and cabinets up to now, I still...More
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
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
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
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.