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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  • I requested the reception to only allow me & my first-time guests to peek at the Church since we did not have much time to take the entire tour of the museum as they had to catch a flight. Our request...  more »
  • While widely over the two hours, less than around. Surprise to many of the exhibits is accidentally dropped, had overstayed their welcome. It is recommended to enjoy the streets of Intramuros with the Association this will drop to near Intramuros.
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  • Yesterday morning it was very difficult to visit the Church of Saint Augustine because, like every Sunday, there was a whole long wedding sequence one after another. At the entrance of the church a grim Filipino lady decided who could enter and who will not, based on the clothing. The operation was not too difficult because the invited (and encouraged) to the wedding were very elegant, dressed in white satin shirts men, all colours satin ladies. With a warm hallucinating from sunstroke. I didn't understand how old the church nor how many reconstructions have suffered following trauma; though I understand that some improvements to make it more palatable to the visitor may not even realize. For example, you should prevent access to automobiles in the beautiful square in front of the Church, which turned into a horrible parking, makes the whole unpleasant and not at all photogenic.
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  • Very few know that the final resting place of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi (died 20 August 1572) is inside this 440-year old church. His sepulcher is on the left side of the altar (if you are facing it). To have the opportunity of viewing it, there should not be any mass being held or a wedding going on.
  • 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.
  • Worth a visit..great area for sightseeing if you don't mind swarms of local guides and vendors
  • It was wonderful for the first time with my cousins to visit great history on the church grounds. Thanks for the details given by a local tour guide as by appointment through a pastor who offered a healing Mass one Sunday morning at their place in Dasmariñas Village.
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