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Plaza del Carmen, C.M. Recto | Quiapo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

As a tourist, I’m normally not a fan of visiting churches but touring San Sebastian moved me! I appreciate the big goal behind the church’s restoration project: to bring back a sense of community, culture, and identity to the area of Quiapo and Manila as...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Audrey F
Reviewed 9 October 2017

San Sebastian Church, built in the late 19th century, is the only all steel church in the Philippines. It is Gothic in style and has been declared as a National Historical Landmark in 1973 and a National Cultural Treasure in 2011. Today it is managed...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

One of the best and old churches in the Philippines. Its worth a visit and experience to witness the gothic interior design of the church. when you're in Manila take a side trip visit of San Sebastian Church..

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank allenglennmaturan
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Angels brought me there on the day of my birthday... twas Sunday aftie. In my 34 years of existence got amazed with this huge perfectly steel made church. Song of praises echoing like you really inside the temple of heaven. Solemnity is everywhere. To God...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I was blowed away by the sheer size and beauty of this church. This is well worth a look, when visiting Manila

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This church is worth a visit due to the fact it is a prr-fab steel church, the only one of its kind in Asia. The area around it is actually quiet and peaceful (shocking considering how crowded nearby Chinatown is).

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a must-visit church. It is an old church made of steel - the only one found in Asia. A historical landmark that attracts many Catholic devotees. It is currently being restored.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank AnMagz
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A must visit church to see devotion to Christ, beautiful stained windows. I would urge everyone to google the history of the location before visiting so it has real meaning to you.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank vicpk
Reviewed 13 December 2016

In fact one of the few sights worth paying a visit. The only church in Asia made out of steel. Maybe not located in the best neighbourhood. So be aware of your belongings and have a save transport to and from.

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This Minor Basilica of the Catholic Church in Metro Manila is not just a national historic landmark, but is also quite magnificent both in its exterior and in the interior - the nave and elsewhere, plus its stained glass. It looks particularly good at night....More

Date of experience: October 2016
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