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San Sebastian Church, Manila

4.4
#8 of 22 in Historic Sites in Manila
Architectural Building Religious Site
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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  • I was blowed away by the sheer size and beauty of this church. This is well worth a look, when visiting Manila  more »
  • This church is worth a visit due to the fact it is a prr-fab steel church, the only one of its kind in Asia. The area around it is actually quiet and peaceful (shocking considering how crowded nearby ...  more »
  • This is a must-visit church. It is an old church made of steel - the only one found in Asia. A historical landmark that attracts many Catholic devotees. It is currently being restored.  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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