Manila Cathedral

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Cabildo corner Beaterio, Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila 1002, Philippines
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +63-25273093
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral

The Manila cathedral is one of the prettiest sights in Intramunos. Officially established as the ‘Church of Manila’ in 1571, the church was raised to cathedral in 1579. It is by far the oldest church in Manila. The stained glass windows and grand architectural design is reminiscent of the Spanish rule in Philippines that paved the way for Catholicism in the country.

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  • On Sunday masses, there is beautiful music and a choir.

  • Entry is by donation.

  • MASSES, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday- 7:30 AM & 12:10 PM, Saturday- 7:30 AM.
  • Sunday- 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM & 6:00 PM.

  • Nearest bus stops: Padre Burgos
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  • Manila Cathedral Address: Cabildo corner Beaterio, Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila 1002, Philippines
  • Manila Cathedral Contact Number: +63-25273093
  • Manila Cathedral Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Manila Cathedral Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Manila Cathedral(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
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  • 95% of people who visit Manila include Manila Cathedral in their plan

  • 31.71% of people start their Manila Cathedral visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Manila Cathedral

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

75.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Manila Cathedral

People normally club together Fort Santiago and Intramuros while planning their visit to Manila Cathedral.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • They have a 730am mass; the morning service is nice, and you will have time afterwards to stroll along the Plaza Roma fronting the church, as it wont be too hot by this time. Also take time to view the historical relics on display on both sides of the church. They relay an interesting history of the manila cathedral. At the church entrance, they have a table with religious items like rosaries, medallions and other souvenir items for sale. There are also a handful of vendors outside, but only a few of them as not to be bothersome.

  • Nice high ceiling, and long center aisle, as befitting a cathedral. But it's ceiling and altar art is quite plain and disappointing. The front facade is it's only redeeming factor with its unique design.

  • Mother of all Catholic churches in the Philippines. Past Archbishops interred into its crypt, which is off-limits to visitors, underneath the main altar. Air-conditioning is turned-on during services. Popular venue for Catholic weddings.

  • Beautiful architecture. When visiting the church, you can also roam around inside the walled city and you can see old Spanish houses built before war. Last time I heard, having your wedding done here cost a lot of money and you need to get an schedule at least 1 year before the wedding date. Lot of tourists visits the place.

  • Beautiful church, could be the best I have seen so far. But didn't give it the five stars as I would like the altar to have Jesus in Crucifix at the central pedestal.

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