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Manila Cathedral, Manila
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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. Plan to visit Manila Cathedral during your Manila vacation using our convenient Manila itinerary planner.
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One of the most sought churches to hold weddings & baptisms. It will take months before weddings or baptisms can be booked. The cathedral is fully airconditioned for churchgoers comfort during summer ... read more »
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Been here twice (Feb & Oct) Large facade, fully air conditioned with full security inside. Quite solemn, a venue of weddings Simple yet elegant. Interior are bright to the eyes. Pope Francis celebrate... read more »
Mayie San Juan
It's the grandest church in the Metro that I've seen, so far. Grandeur is spelled all throughout from the flooring to the walls and windows to the ceiling. Its architecture is impressive. While I have been to this cathedral before, it was my first time to get a look of its crypts at the basement, which houses the remains of its past cardinals. Its adoration chapel is immaculate.
Very peaceful place for pilgrims and non-pilgrims alike. Nice explanations. Beautiful architecture and stained glass that tell the story of Jesus.
A beautiful and very busy cathedral. This seems to be a very popular place for weddings. It's worth the stop as it's close to other sites and easy to get out and see in a timely manner.
Jose Marie Maquinay
A nice tourist spot. Parking is spacious on right side of church. Horse ride around Intramuros is recommended.
Indeed a great and good looking Cathedral in Manila. Worth the visit, one of the best architechtured church here in Manila :)
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