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San Sebastian Church, Manila

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Finally, it's there. After numerous trips to the Philippines and Manila is finally come to this very special Church to visit. Friends had us all recommended and it is worthwhile to visit this church is made of steel. In the back of the portal are several signs with more explanation about the history and the origin of this unique church. Even more special is that the steel comes from ... Belgium. In particular, there is a link to the former steel industry from the region of Binche. Steel prefabricated parts were shipped from Belgium with different boats. Feel free to knock with a finger on the outer walls and you find the measure. The Church is free to visit, but in an adjacent building, one can make a donation for the necessary maintenance work. On the same square, right in front of the church there is a college school. There are quite a few stalls in the neighborhood with a snack or sweets, focused on the school-age youth.
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  • A little away from the town centre. Very high ceilings, stained-glass Windows was beautiful. Very rare hanging chandeliers.
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  • I miss this great place... super peaceful and solemn.. first steel church in Asia, very nice exterior and a super nice church for weddings and baptismal :) 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A one of kind sacred architecture that is worthy of admiration.
  • A known church in the heart of the city. A venue for wedding
  • Gothic architecture in the midst of Manila
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