Places of Worship in Manila, Part I, Manila

Manila is a wonderful city. Part of its beauty consists of many glorious buildings. Religious buildings in Manila have a special way of attracting many visitors. Unique architecture, a delicate mixture of styles and exclusive interiors make these edifices shine in the sun and create an extremely attractive venue. Take this tour to see and admire some of the most stunning places of worship in Manila.
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Places of Worship in Manila, Part I Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship in Manila, Part I
Guide Location: Philippines » Manila (See other walking tours in Manila)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Author: nicole
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Basilica of San Sebastian

1) Basilica of San Sebastian (must see)

Standing immaculately on the end of Claro M. Recto Street, in Quiapo, Manila, is the Basilica of San Sebastian. Known for its ornate architecture, the building is one of the many structures worth visiting in the city.

Built in 1891, the Basilica is known to be the first to accomplish many feats in the city. Apart from the immense history the building so profoundly displays, the Church is considered one of the first prefabricated buildings in the world. It is also the first structure in Asia...   view more
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Masjid Al-Dhahab

2) Masjid Al-Dhahab

Manila is a brilliant combination of different cultures, communities and people, with a drizzle of rich history and flamboyant heritage. One of the most populous cities in the world, people of all communities and cultures have learned to thrive, flourish and prosper on the shores of Manila. This co-existence of different cultures can be seen with the fabulous monuments that make up the backdrop of this colorful city. One such monument worth visiting is the Masjid Al- Dhahab.

The Masjid Al-...   view more
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Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene

3) Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (must see)

Quiapo church, also known as St.John the Baptist Parish, is located in the District of Quiapo, Manila and is one the most famous churches in the Philippines. This Roman Catholic Church, houses the venerated statue of Jesus Christ, known as the Black Nazrene and hence the official name, Minor Basilica of the Black Nazrene. The Church currently belongs to the Archdiocese of Manila.

Not only the church but also the statue of the Black Nazarene were destroyed several times. The building was...   view more
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Santa Cruz Church

4) Santa Cruz Church

Built in the northern part of Manila, between the Tondo and Quiapo districts is the Spanish baroque styled Santa Cruz Church. This Roman Catholic Church located near the bank of Pasig River was built by the Jesuits in 1608 for the increasing suburban Chinese population in the area who had converted to Catholic faith. The Jesuits oversaw the Church till they were expelled from the archipelago in 1768 after which the administration was overtaken by the Dominicans. After suffering damages due to...   view more
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Teng Hai Temple

5) Teng Hai Temple

The wonderful Teng Hai Temple was built more than one hundred years ago. It has more than fifty Buddha statues. It is a very colorful and peaceful place. Visitors are always very welcome. The interior is decorated with many moments from Buddha's life. Some of the statues are covered with golden paint which gives the temple a golden...   view more
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San Lorenzo Ruiz Minor Basilica

6) San Lorenzo Ruiz Minor Basilica (must see)

Inspite of several ups and downs, the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz, better known as the Binondo Church stands tall on the Ongpin street. The Church is named after Lorenzo Ruiz who served as a sacristan at the church and later became a missionary in Japan. He is well known as the world’s first Filipino saint. The architecture of the church shows evident features of both Philippine and Chinese styles. One of the Chinese features seen in the church is the octagonal shaped bell.

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Seng Guan Temple

7) Seng Guan Temple

Located on Narra Street and serving as the center of worship for the Buddhists, is the Mahayana styled Seng Guan Buddhist Temple. This three-floor temple crowned with beautiful golden stupas is also known as “Temple of Thousand Buddhas”. The second floor of the temple is famous for the carved murals that depict different scenes from Buddha’s life and the three silk-mache gold Buddhas. It also has special rooms for chanting sutras and prayers. There is also a congregation hall (generally...   view more

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Travel Distance: 3.6 km
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Travel Distance: 6.8 km

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