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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. Put San Agustin Church on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Manila trip itinerary planner.
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  • This visit is interesting, we learn about how arrived Catholic religion in the Philippines. This isn't a great activity but if we're in the corner and we have time to spend it's worth it.
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  • Horse-drawn carriage [500 peso] to ride, we went sightseeing courses in about 30 minutes. Because of street vendors come to stop, but I wanted to take a picture in the middle and stopped.
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  • if you are fund of having a place to just throw back to church history. this is the best place to stroll around the area  more »
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  • Great way to educate the self on history via tours that are also entertaining. Lemurians love the fantastic exhibits from times mostly lost but not forgotten.
  • i called multiple times on the number listed above but they just keep putting me on hold. dream church ko pa nman yan to do my wedding.
  • We had a great time in San Agustin Church. It was a very nice experience. The only downside was the cyclo drivers disturbing us to bring on a city tour. Besides, that, everything is fine. A lot of history, paintings.
  • Beautiful buildings - both the church and the monastery. They have both been well preserved and you get a good sense of both of them. The artefacts on display are very impressive too. I was a little surprised by some of the information presented, though... I felt like it was not the complete truth and was a fairly biased account of the Spanish invasion of the islands (rather pro-Catholic). Perhaps that's to be expected, though.
  • We had church fatigue by the time we got here. It was a shame, because the architecture here is beautiful.