San Agustin Church, Manila

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Part of a World Heritage Site with three other Baroque churches, San Agustin Church stands within Manila’s Intramuros, the second oldest church in the country. Completed in 1587, the church takes after some Augustinian-built churches in Mexico, testifying to the area's Spanish colonial heritage. Great trompe l’oeil murals on the ceiling, 14 side chapels, classical marble columns, an intricate rose window, carved doors, and a large garden make this place a must-visit and a great escape from the busy city. While on site, visit the museum adjacent to the church, which details the edifice’s rich history. Make San Agustin Church a centerpiece of your Manila vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Manila online road trip planner .
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  • One night stay in Manila en route to the island of Boracay so I went to the Cathedral afternoon! Big history and atmosphere! So peep from the entrance was not allowed during the 10-minute can be seen. It is good to go!
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  • It takes you back to the time when Spain ruled the Philippines. It is in Intramuros (inside the walls), the fortified Manila. Check out the people buried in the floors and walls (or are these just mem...  more »
  • Just went to lunch on Sunday. Street vendors were selling souvenirs in the square. Eye and spoke, so notice, has been moved to the following.
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  • Very beautiful baroque church. For 200 pesos, we got ourselves a guide who is doing internship here. We were brought back in time during the tour. There were a lot of artifacts to see. The tour was short and sweet but it was quite informative. Feel free to ask away if you have any questions. The guide that we had was very friendly. Do try to go early and stay back and explore once the tour has finished. We went close to lunch time and when the tour is done, they closed the church during their lunch break. This church has Unesco Heritage status.
  • Excellence places you cannot miss. This world heritage packs of many art, historical things. The biggest and most beautiful church in Manila.
  • Very historic place. The ambience will take you back to the 18th century.
  • While the church building itself is quite a sight, the adjoining museum is a must-see if you're doing a tour of Manila. It features mostly religious art and artifacts, as well as other stuff. The galleries are built into the old cloisters so they have that historic charm about them, but they're modernized and air-conditioned, so things are rather convenient for visitors. There are lovely, quiet garden spaces in the courtyards too. If you plan to visit the museum, block off at least half a day. Bring cash for tickets, and a camera that can take pictures without a flash. Have a heavy meal before coming over, because you won't find food stalls in there. Wear comfy footwear.
  • we were doing a horse and carriage tour around intramuros and stopped here briefly. it's a beautiful church and I wish we had time to pop inside. still lovely to see just from the outside though.

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