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San Sebastian Church, Manila
(4.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Manila holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the San Sebastian Church and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • In fact one of the few sights worth paying a visit. The only church in Asia made out of steel. Maybe not located in the best neighbourhood. So be aware of your belongings and have a save transport to ...  more »
  • This Minor Basilica of the Catholic Church in Metro Manila is not just a national historic landmark, but is also quite magnificent both in its exterior and in the interior - the nave and elsewhere, pl...  more »
  • This is the only Church in the Philippines made of all steel structure.We reach this church coming from Quiapo Church via a tricycle more commonly known as "Kuliglig" (its similar to Tuktuk of Thailan...  more »
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  • My succor for more than four years. An inspiring place for challenged individuals. Splendid steel church with Belgian-like architecture. Will be one of my favorite churches forever.
  • A known church in the heart of the city. A venue for wedding
  • Going here in an afternoon to just pray and relax is one of the most enjoyable thing to do. The Gothic architecture is really beautiful. The guards are nice people as well.
  • Beautiful but I like the Manila Cathedral and San Beda church more.
  • A one of kind sacred architecture that is worthy of admiration.