Manila Cathedral, Manila

Originally a small, 16th-century parish church, Manila Cathedral rose from the ashes a total of eight times before becoming the ornate European-style basilica you see today. As you approach the major public square where the cathedral lies, notice the stone statues of saints and artistic bronze carvings embellishing the main facade. Step inside to observe rose-glass windows, a total of eight chapels dedicated to saints, the principal altar bearing the image of the Blessed Mother, and the episcopal throne made of Italian marble. Masses tend to draw large crowds, which can limit your movement and chances to explore. Work out when and for how long to visit Manila Cathedral and other Manila attractions using our handy Manila holiday maker app .
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  • I didnt really enter inside but just took a few pics there. Opposite cathedral there are few stall that you can buy souvenirs and drinks.  more »
  • To see and even unavoidable when visiting Manila intramural. It took 10 stages of construction before this emblematic cathedral of the capital takes its definitive form as it is to be discovered today. The governor's palace is facing it.
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  • The main Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines, the Manila Cathedral, is located in the Plaza Roma in Intramuros District. The first church was erected in 1571r. The current church is actually the eighth building erected (1954-1958r) in this place. Earlier, they were destroyed by-fire, earthquake or war (bombing in 1945r). Cathedral built in the Neo-Oromian style. The façade is a replica of an earlier cathedral destroyed in the 1945r.
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