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San Agustin Church, Manila

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Museums, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful architecture. Church doesn't open until 5pm but you can enter through the museum. Amazing stain glass windows. Peaceful quiet place. Well worth visiting. The outside of the building is super...  read more »
  • This church, circa 1607, is over 400 years old. This is one church in the metropolitan Manila where weddings and baptisms are held due to it's beautiful history. On one side of the church is where you...  read more »
  • This church is in intramuros. It is still very well preserved and has survived the bomber of intramuros and even earthquakes. If these in Manila should go to see it.
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  • 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.
  • We had church fatigue by the time we got here. It was a shame, because the architecture here is beautiful.
  • 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.
  • I live near the area (It's very good because there's a lot of places to visit in one day since its not that far from each other) and I'll tell you, I never get tired of coming back to San Agustine!
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