San Agustin Church

Attraction Gen Luna & Real Sts | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
09:00 AM
11:30 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Church
Family
Museum
Must see
Kids
Architecture
0.82 - 0.05 USD

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San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church under the auspices of The Order of St. Augustine, located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila.

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Why San Agustin Church is special ?

San Agustin Church originally known as "inglesia de San Pablo", founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday.In this Church - tomb of "El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi" Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft.


Source: http://sanagustinchurch.org/

What to explore at San Agustin Church?

San Agustín Church is the oldest existing church in the Philippines. It is an essential tourist destination in Manila for those who are interested in Philippine history and culture.

The present structure is actually the third to stand on the site. It has 14 side chapels and a trompe-l'oeil ceiling. Up in the choir loft are the hand-carved 17th-century seats made of molave, a beautiful tropical hardwood. Visitors to the church today can appreciate what the war failed to eliminate: the High Renaissance façade, the trompe l'oeil ceilings, and the monastery - since turned into a museum for ecclesiastical relics and art.

Source: http://en.wikipilipinas.org/

How to get to San Agustin Church?

From LRT Carriedo station, you can walk towards Sta. Cruz Church. At the corner are jeepneys plying the Pier route. It will pass in front of Manila Cathedral. You can just walk to San Agustin Church, it's about 2 blocks away. You might as well visit Fort Santiago and Manila Cathedral since it's first time in Intramuros.

You can also take LRT Line 1 from Carriedo and get off at Central Terminal, and then walking toward 1.4km on Victoria St and General Luna St to reach the place.

Selling points

  • Splendid Architecture
  • One of the most beautiful and old churches I have ever seen
  • Unique in Intramuros
  • Very nice 440 years old church
  • Get Carlos Celdran to introduce you this Church
3  nice days in Manila with my family

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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
118.59 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
14 places

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Gen Luna & Real Sts | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines

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Tips for you

  • You can hold the wedding there. Just calling for (+63 2) 527-2746 (+63 2) 527-4052.
    Things to do
  • Right beside and physically adjoining is the San Agustin Museum. Entry to both is free, however you are expected to make a donation when you enter the Museum.
    What to see
  • It's allowed to take photo but without flash. It's advised to take a tripod for a good photo in low light
    Photography
  • The San Agustin Church was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994.
    Other
  • In front of the church lots and lots of beggars, hustlers and (beware) pickpockets.
    Safety
  • You can eat there because there is a restaurant nearby.
    Things nearby
  • Parking space is scarce so be early for major events.
    Parking

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San Agustin Church is popular for storybook weddings due to its wonderful acoustics and long aisle. Built in 1589 by Augustinian Friars, it is the PH's oldest stone church and a UNESCO Heritage Site.

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perfect for weddings and place of peace and reflection

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San Agustin church is one of the four Baroque churches listed in the World Heritage List of UNESCO #cool

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In my opinion, the best church for a beautiful wedding. Tall, sculptured ceiling, acoustic friendly chorale room. Overall, a very romantic and peaceful venue.

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Most notable of which is the San Agustin Church. This monument, first built in 1571, is the only structure in Manila that is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

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The church is very beautiful, having splendid architecture. The museum (entry fee around $2 if I'm not mistaken) worth a visit and to see its entire collections you'll need 2-3 hours. Beautiful collections they have, preserved nicely, too. The area around the church is also very nice, there is an old Spanish house worth visiting after the church to have some snacks or lunch.

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We visited this church when we toured Manila. This church and museum was spectacular. My Fiancee and I were thinking of having our wedding at this church. They have a wedding every hour. A definite treasure of the Philippines and a MUST SEE!

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The church was amazing with wonderful decorations and artefacts. Certainly worth a visit. We really liked the main part of the church and also the choir stalls.

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We visited this church when we toured Manila. This church and museum was spectacular. My Fiancee and I were thinking of having our wedding at this church. They have a wedding every hour. A definite treasure of the Philippines and a MUST SEE!

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San Agustin Church is popular for storybook weddings due to its wonderful acoustics and long aisle. Built in 1589 by Augustinian Friars, it is the PH's oldest stone church and a UNESCO Heritage Site.

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