Manila Cathedral

Cabildo cor Beaterio, Manila


Manila Cathedral, the Minor Basilica and the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic Basilica in Manila. The structure is located in the walled city. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. This is an iconic historic landmark with unique architecture.
The church underwent the struggles of the times being renovated previously. The last development project was carried out in 2012-2014 extending the place and installed cameras, audio video systems. The interior, as well as the exterior, was renovated reopening the cathedral to the public soon after. The location now is a very popular one among both tourists and the locals.

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  • Nina Amurao

    - 26 August 2018 -

    Such beauty with so much history. Visiting the cathedral at night is also a good idea because the place is well lit to make it more picturesque.

  • Betchai

    - 20 August 2018 -

    It is gothic and huge church inside Intramuros. Inside, they have a historical showroom when and how this church was built. It feels like you go back in time when you are in this place. The architectural surroundings will definitely make you appreciate what it was before.

  • Jasmin Chan

    - 03 August 2018 -

    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!

  • Brian Dela Torre

    - 31 July 2018 -

    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.

  • Pot Rb

    - 03 July 2018 -

    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.

  • Jovi Dacanay

    - 29 June 2018 -

    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.

  • Rem Alfred Felix Sorillo

    - 15 June 2018 -

    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.

  • buddhi wijerathne

    - 09 June 2018 -

    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.

  • Marge & Zak Alban-Goliak

    - 04 April 2018 -

    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.

  • Ryan Bradeen

    - 31 January 2018 -

    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.

  • Ferdz Santiago

    - 24 December 2016 -

    A great place to celebrate Christmas Eve Mass

  • Pau Calingasan

    - 13 November 2016 -

    Celebrate Christmas mass here

  • Robin Pads

    - 01 May 2016 -

    Such a beautiful mass, I cried while I was on my way to the aisle to relieve Holy communion.. very angelic sound of those choirs.

  • Aivan Magno

    - 19 December 2015 -

    Simbang Gabi 8PM & 5:30 AM 🙏

  • R

    - 26 August 2015 -

    Patrons may entitle themselves to an extra serving of consecrated bread every 'Wicked Wednesdays'.

  • Carls Xavier

    - 13 June 2015 -

    We r not allowed to go in :(

  • Maria Marilyn

    - 07 June 2015 -

    A must see church (actually one of the top ten) in Metro Manila.

  • Gerald Bon Arcega

    - 13 April 2015 -

    Very historical place of worship. Too quiet. Very conducive place to contemplate and worship.

  • Lhon Castelltort

    - 02 April 2015 -

    Renovation and lighting was perfect

  • Anbrill Bixc

    - 02 April 2015 -

    Huwaw!!! A beautiful church, in deed👍 #cardinaltagle on holy Thursday mass😊

Manila Cathedral tours

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