Die Kathedrale von Manila („Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica“ bzw. „Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception“) ist eine der vier Basilicae minores und Sitz des Erzbistums Manila in der Hauptstadt der Philippinen Manila. Sie steht am zentralen Platz in der spanischen Stadtfestung Intramuros gegenüber dem Eingang zum Fuerza de Santiago. Wenige hundert Meter entfernt steht die Kirche San Agustin, die seit 1993 zusammen mit den Barock-Kirchen in Santa Maria, Paoay und Miag-ao in der Weltkulturerbeliste der UNESCO steht.
We visited this as part of a Kalesa (horse carriage) tour. I've visited this church several times in the past, but never really to admire it. It's usually weddings or tours where I was there for the company of friends/family and not the tourist attractions. It really is a beautiful church and I wish we were not constrained by time limitations. And I appreciate it much more now since San Agustin Church is usually not open to the public.
It is one of the oldest cathedral in the Philippines and its fascinating that it is still standing. The interior is so amazing that it looks like you are in medieval period in a way. . .
Beautiful and breathtaking: like being in Europe! It is refreshing to come to Intramuros and escape the craziness of outer Metro Manila. Just beware of the many tricycle tour guides who will try to charge way too much for a tour.
Pop in for a quick look. The Cathedral is definitely worth popping into for a quick look while exploring Intramuros. The cathedral was rebuild after WWII, so it is a newer construction, but interesting to see how the Filipinos chose to build a modern cathedral.
Doors are often closed when there's no Mass, even if it is still daylight. It is more of a tourist attraction now rather than a place where you can really get to talk to Him. Perhaps the priests just want to preserve the cleanliness and structural integrity of this historic church? I think there has to be balance—between letting people pray inside and letting people appreciate its beauty.
Absolutely gorgeous design, deep historical ties, and intricate details and implements. This was a great stop on our Manila visit. I would warn of the tour guides, though loaded with tons of good, solid information, they had a pretty hard to believe story they were peddling. Great details about it's 8 restorations and historical relevance.
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.
An historical place of worship, excellently preserved historical site that still functions as a spiritual hub of the city. I have come here for Mass with my lovely lady...
Amazing cathedral. Anyone can visit the church for free. And participate the sermons. I am a Buddhist. Still I can see everything. Very nice people inside. Historical cathedral. So beautiful and must visit place if you are in Manila.
We visited Manila Cathedral Basilica of the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception last June 12, 2018. That time it was opened to public for an Open House. We have the privilege to see the crypt, sanctuary and pulpit, the choir loft, the roof deck. You can really see time and history built its rich stories.
Very beautiful cathedral. They tell the history of it well. Horse and carriage ride around that part of Manila was very nice.
Great architecture a place where you can really pray and feel the presence of God because of the silence..but when you get out of the church you can actually feel that its now become a tourist attraction than a place where you can have time to talk to our Creator..good thing you can still do it inside right in front of the altar to avoid hearing the noise from the outside..
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 restoration, more bright interiors, and, beautiful and melodious sound of the restored pipe organ. Has air-conditioning so as to allow the faithful to attend Holy Mass in a more pleasant manner.
One of the most oldest and historical church in Metro Manila. Both locals and foreigners always want to take a picture of this magnificent structure. It is also near Intramuros where you can walk and learn more about the history of the Philippines way back the Spanish era. We also attended our classmates' wedding here few years ago and it is really beautiful!
The church has this ambiance of holiness and serenity that ignite your faith as you immersed in it. As a Catholic from Mindanao, one of my bucket list items is visiting the Mother Church of the Philippines and I am not disappoited by my visit. Though, I was a littled overwhelmed by the number of visitors in it, some do not have the proper conduct in visiting a place of worship.