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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. The church has a Baroque pulpit, an 18th-century pipe organ and an 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 with notable Filipinos buried in the crypt. Visitors will find a monastery alongside boasting religious art, with the Sacristy housing a collection of richly embroidered vestments.

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

Telephone: +63 2 527 2746