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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  • Interesting place! Avail of their guided tour if you can. It gives a whole new perspective on the church as a heritage site other than its function as a place of worship.  more »
  • As a tourist, I’m normally not a fan of visiting churches but touring San Sebastian moved me! I appreciate the big goal behind the church’s restoration project: to bring back a sense of community, cul...  more »
  • San Sebastian Church, built in the late 19th century, is the only all steel church in the Philippines. It is Gothic in style and has been declared as a National Historical Landmark in 1973 and a Natio...  more »
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  • A place of worship - where you can see the image of GOD spreading his hands in the church and the image of Jesus in the cross viewing inside the church to rflect his outmost LOVE.
  • The catholic church in the locality

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