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Binondo Church

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Address: Paredes St. at Plaza Calderon de la Barca | Binondo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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+63 2 242 4041

The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic...

The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic church.

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A Grand Building

Decorated with brightly coloured massive art work and sculptures. Open windows and fans moved the warm air around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A church steeped in history. I would urge everyone to google the history of the location before visiting so it has real meaning to you.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was an eye opening experience. It is at the edge of Chinatown. It has a different "feel" unlike other cathedrals. You have to be there to witness it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This church is really lovely especially the colours and shape..however it's located in nit too much of an area of grandeur. ..from my hotel I can look down and see its lovely roof. I even went inside where mass was bout to start and even bought some holy oil...the interior is quite lovely as well.. the exterior has too much... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Decorated with brightly coloured massive art work and sculptures. Open windows and fans moved the warm air around.

Thank Teresa C
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Binondo church was nice inside and out and a quick walk from carreido LRT station. I've seen a few China towns around the world and this was very authentic but very dirty and run down and not a tourist place.interesting to see though and some good photos. China town style shopping and restaurants. Not an easy place to navigate though... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This church is the Minor Basilica of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, the Philippines' 1st Saint. Being of Filipino-Chinese descent, it is very appropriate for its location in Binondo, the world's oldest Chinatown. The church has been destroyed and rebuilt many times due to calamities and war, its oldest surviving facade is the big belfry/bell tower. While you're here, enjoy the paintings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Basilica Minor of San Lorenzo Ruiz (Binondo Church) is located centrally in Manila's Chinatown. This Church was where Saint Lorenzo Ruiz served as an "escribano" prior his martyrdom in Nagasaki, Japan. San Lorenzo, the first Filipino saint is the patron saint of the youth and OFW.

Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I came to this place last month with two of my friends, I love how they paint with religious pictures inside the church, I'm not a Christians but I can feel the warmth of the place and feel safe, when I was inside the church and stared to those pictures its like I'm in another dimension. From outside what you... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

In the middle of Chinatown, the church is a good sight and building and it stands out on its own with its dark and red color. The inside of the church is just beautiful with paintings and arts. Be careful with beggars and pickpockets and always mind your bags.

Thank adck30
Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This church has and always been a landmark to the "Chinatown" district of Metro Manila. Everybody familiar with the area knows it. Established in the 1500s by Dominican priests, it continues to be a place of prayer for converted Filipino-Chinese communities in the district as well as travelers and visitors stopping by for some spiritual refuge. My last visit to... More 

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