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About Manila Cathedral

The Mother of all Churches, Cathedrals and Basilicas of the Philippines. The Manila Cathedral-Basilica is the Premier Church of the Philippines because of all the Churches in the archipelago, it was the one chosen to become the Cathedral in 1581 when the Philippines was separated from the Archdiocese of Mexico and became a new diocese with its episcopal seat in Manila. As the Church of Manila, it was established by the secular priest Juan de Vivero in 1571 under the patronage of Mary, La Purissima e Inmaculada Concepcion. Fr. Vivero was given the special privilege and sole faculty by the Archbishop of Mexico to take care of the spiritual welfare of the new Philippine colony.

Built in 1571, this historic church is known for its ornate architecture & visits by several popes.

This historic church was built in 1571 and is well-known for its elaborate architecture. Schedule of Masses Saturdays: 730 AM Sundays, 8 00AM, 10.00AM, and 6.00 PM Sundays Office Hours Mondays to Sundays 8 00AM to 1130 AM. Closed Mondays and holidays. Contact us 632-8 527-3093

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on Sat Mar 11 2023
) Rest, relaxation, deceleration..... (
on Sat Mar 11 2023
() I was the first to notice it when I saw it for the first time. I remember licking its church. . . It had a stunning appearance and interior ambience. The space was so mysterious that I could just sit down and feel drowsy for quite a while. When I return to Manila, I'll definitely be back. It would be better to actually see it than just looking a... see more
on Sat Mar 11 2023
It is a beautiful spot to visit.
on Thu Mar 09 2023
Beautiful building in Manila
on Tue Mar 07 2023
(I just now understand why my high school classmate wanted to marry in Manila Cathedral. I was astonished to be able to view it for the first time. From 6 to 8 PM, we went there. We took photos at night. It is amazing to see what the inside looks like. This landmark was both a cultural and historical one, created by Romanesque Revival Architecture.... see more
on Mon Mar 06 2023
Amazing. This historic square and church was built in 1581. It is a must-see.
on Mon Mar 06 2023
It is a beautiful cathedral in Manila that has an interesting history. (
on Sun Feb 26 2023
) One of the few things to visit in Manila (
on Sat Feb 25 2023
It s good that they cordoned off the areas for tourists so churchgoers can still pray pr hear mass solemnly.
on Sat Feb 25 2023
Historical and iconic place for Catholics in the Philippines.
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