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San Agustin Church, Manila

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Architectural Building
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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TripAdvisor
  • I wasn't overwhelmed by this one. Well maintained and worth a visit to see the role religion plays in the community but don't go out of your way to see it.  more »
  • Just a stone throw away from the Manila Cathedral, it is easy to overlook the Church as a second choice or a sideshow but it has its own grace and beauty. Being right across Casa Manila also helps its...  more »
  • Enjoyed the attached museum with displays of artifacts. The various Our Lady of Consolation statues were beautiful. The other statues with and without hands were an interesting view to the history of ...  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.