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San Agustin Church

San Agustin © Ricardo C. Eusebio
San Agustin © Ricardo C. Eusebio

San Agustin is Manila's oldest church and stands within Intramuros. Completed in 1607, it has survived the ravages of time and successive invasions. In fact, it was the only public building left standing after a terrible earthquake in 1863, and it has withstood a number of devastating tremors since then. Regarding its design, the church has a Baroque pulpit, an 18th-century pipe organ, and a magnificent and intricately-carved door. It's one of four churches in the Philippines to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is also a National Historical Landmark. Visitors will find a monastery alongside the church. It holds paintings of saints and other religious art. The Sacristy houses a collection of richly embroidered vestments, and Philippine notables are buried in the crypt. San Agustin is an active church with regular services and is a very popular wedding venue. Visitors can view the interior of the church for free during mass.

Address: General Luna St, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Telephone: +63 2 527 2746