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Beautiful Monastery and Collection

When you visit Intramuros, this is one of the main stops you have to make. They have a great... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Ottawa, Canada
Interesting and bizarre

Worth spending one hour or so, nice cathedral and interesting paintings and relics. 200 php entrance

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Alanya, Turkey
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Worth spending one hour or so, nice cathedral and interesting paintings and relics. 200 php entrance

Thank johnrixk
Reviewed 19 November 2017

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

Thank uberkyut
Reviewed 1 August 2017

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

1  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

1  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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