San Agustin MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Gen. Luna Street, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +63-25274060
- Ticket Price: 100 PHP
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: History Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition
Originally a monastery up until 1604, the San Agustin Museum stands on the remnants of the dreaded war of 1945. The first sight that greets visitors as they enter this beautiful museum is the giant bell that weighs about 3000 kg. The museum holds a treasure of artefacts, statues and other objects of interest from the Church history. There are some precious paintings that are part of the ground floor exhibit along with the gorgeous Aztec frescoes that adorn the ceiling. Visitors can also see the holy clothing and biblical books that have been used by priests over the century. The museum sheds light over many interesting facts about the magnanimous San Agustin Church.
Housing the remnants of the dreaded war of 1945, the San Agustin Museum is a sombre attraction yet of much interest. San Agustin Museum tickets sell fast, hence, you can beat all the hurdles and lines as you buy tickets for San Agustin Museum tours with us and understand the place better. Tickets for San Agustin Museum are readily available with us; however, you can always fetch a good deal buy booking in advance. And you also get San Agustin Museum ticket prices at affordable rates as well!
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- No photos are allowed inside the museum.
- Senior citizens: 80 PHP, Students: 40 PHP.
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The sacristy houses a collection of richly embroidered vestments, and Philippine notables are buried in the crypt. San Agustin is an active church with regular services and is a very popular wedding venue; visitors can view the interior of the church for free during mass. The church has a magnificent and intricately-carved door, a Baroque pulpit, and an 18th-century pipe organ. Along with three other churches in the Philippines, San Agustin has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the collective title "Baroque Churches of the Philippines". It is also a National Historical Landmark. A museum is housed in the monastery alongside the church, which holds paintings of saints and other religious art.
Great ceiling and altar art. Humid as usual, lacking good ventilation. Some electric fans helped. But if you were not seated where the fans blew, you'll definitely sweat.
If your visiting Manila, you can not ignore the San Agustin Church, it should be on your bucket list to visit. The outside of the church is beautiful, but the true beauty is located inside the church. As of March 2018, the cost was only $4 U.S. to enter the museum portion of the church. When you enter the church, incredible paintings, carvings, sculptures and various other forms of artwork & history will be in your eyes. I am sure that you wont regret with remarkable, beautiful and unique structure.
The San Agustin Church was the only building left intact after the destruction of Intramuros in WWII. Built between 1587 and 1606, it is the oldest church in the Philippines. The massive facade conceals an ornate interior filled with objects of great historical and cultural merit. Note the intricate trompe l’oeil frescos on the vaulted ceiling. Be sure to check out the tropical cloisters as well as the slightly shabby gardens out the back. The present structure is actually the third to stand on the site and has weathered seven major earthquakes, as well as the Battle of Manila. It’s an active church and much in demand for weddings and other ceremonies. You can access the church through the newly renovated San Agustin Museum, a treasure house of antiquities that give the visitor tantalising glimpses of the fabled riches of Old Manila. Check out the vaguely Chinese–looking Immaculate Conception statue in ethereal ivory. The church is closed to tourists during Mass, though you may be able to sneak in.
If you are going on an old Manila walk or a cultural trip in Intramuros, then you have to visit this church. The place is very solemn and you can feel the holiness of the place. You can attend the mass or just pray silently here. The ceilings were painted with artworks which definitely are a piece worth preserving. There is also a museum here and restaurants nearby. Since the place is inside Intramuros, you'll feel like time stopped for a moment to keep the memories of the Spanish era here. I suggest that if you are going to take photos, do it quietly so that you won't disturb others inside the church. 😊 Also, not because you are tourists, you won't observe proper church attire anymore.