San Sebastian Church, Manila

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Visit San Sebastian Church to see murals of Carmelite saints, and admire the beautifully illuminated, Gothic-style interior. During the Chinese uprising, the original wooden structure was burned to the ground, and later on replaced by a brick church. The brick construction the suffered damage from three earthquakes, which subsequently led the rebuilding of the church in steel. The architect Genaro Palacios fused Earthquake Baroque and Neo-Gothic architectural styles to create the now earthquake-resistant church, as it stands in its current form. Circle the church to admire its mint facade and twin spires, then enter to see the main altar and the vaults in the ceiling. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Manila trip simple and quick.
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  • A very accessible church, quite simple in its architectural design that attracts lost of people for masses, weddings, etc. The statue of St. Sebastian is both unusual and beautiful  more »
  • Went there for a wedding. The Church is filthy, dirty pews, dirty floors, dark and dingy. The location is problematic, little parking and unfriendly staff. Every thing came with a Peso price tag. It n...  more »
  • This steel structured Church, very interesting. I spent the time to pray here, too. Really interesting experience seeing the fresco, the altar, the building in its entirety.
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  • Fr. Enrique Y. Santos celebrated his 25th Sacerdotal Anniversary in this Church in 2012. ❤️
  • Great architecture! This is the only church made entirely of steel in the whole Asia. I hope this will be preserved and not end up being destroyed due to economic growth.
  • I have not gone inside this church but I appreciated the detailed architectural design and the structure of this church. Wide parking space outside the church and some few street foods just after existing the gate. People are safe here because there are some security guards standing by near the church since said church is beside the entrance of san sebastian college and st. Rita college
  • Very beautiful. Public transportation is available within the vicinity.
  • Let's keep supporting the upkeep and renovation of this unique heritage site.
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