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University of Santo Tomas, Manila

(4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Tucked inside a lavishly decorated garden and lush trees stands the oldest university in the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, dating all the way back to 1611. Admire the Victorian-style exterior, featuring a shabby stone facade embellished with numerous sculptures on top. Take a walk along the lover’s lane, winding from the picturesque stone archway through the serene garden with fountains, thick treetops, and romantic benches. The museum stretches over two floors; the first features a collection of stuffed animals from all around the world, while on the second you can admire fine ceramics, religious icons, paintings, coins, and medals. Put University of Santo Tomas into our Manila trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Walking through its old portal, one feels its vintageness. Pleasant admiration as one of the oldest academic establishment. The other building to the right side upon entering is now a modern one.  more »
  • I was disappointed that tourists can't visit the university, even if they show ID. I wanted to go but the guard said it wasn't allowed. I understand it is good for the students though, it keeps the pl...  more »
  • Come to think of it, who would have thought that a very old architecture can still be on the go today. A mixture of old and modern scenery of a school.  more »
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  • Dreaaam school.... 4 more years and imma be studying there... Hopefulllyyyyyy
  • This is one of my dream school for Engineering Program. I Hope to study and get a Diploma here.
  • Excellent University. However they should start focusing their money on improving education, teachers, and not unecessarily replacing heritage buildings and surroundings.
  • When I visited UST for the first time. I'm so mesmerized by her beauty. My dream school ever since.
  • It's simply one of the best university in the country. The facilities, the view, the ambiance, the architecture of buildings, landscaping, the students have manners and class, the professors are truly professionals, the staff are kind and dedicated to their job, if you're looking for place/s to eat there's ton to choose from inside and around the university, student activities are memorable, there's nothing to complain about! ...well except for flood during rainy season.