Constructed in 1587-1604, San Agustin Church is the oldest surviving church in the Philippines. It was the only building left ... More
San Agustin Church
Constructed in 1587-1604, San Agustin Church is the oldest surviving church in the Philippines. It was the only building left intact when Intramuros was reduced to rubble during the Liberation of Manila in 1945. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a mandatory destination for any Manila visitor interested in history and culture. Concealed behind the imposing facade is an elaborately decorated Baroque-style interior. Throughout the nave and six side chapels are fixtures of great artistic and historical significance.
For the first time in Philippine history, an Electric Chariots tour of Intramuros has been launched by White Knight tours at Hotel Intramuros fronting San Agustin Chruch. The Electric Chariots are 2 wheel equipments with automatic balancing electronic gadget that moves forward if your body leans forward and stops or move backward as you lean backwards. The guided tours using electric chariots amplify the most recent tourism slogan of “It’s more fun in the Philippines” for indeed, the exhalation as well. White Knight offers 30 minutes and 1 hour guided tours of Intramuros with price ranging from Php500 for 30minutes and Php1000 for 1 hour. Unlike riding the horse driver Chariots tours which provide passive involvements for passengers and tourist, the Electric Chariots reinvigorates the user with its interactive role of balancing and inspires a sense of adrenaline rush. It’s an experience in a life time that one should never miss! For further info, White Knight Tours contact details are telephone: +6325 5252381 or +632 5266181
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The best place to visit and pray for me in MNL..full of the history of the good Filipino people. A place with a real architecture and style.A real heritage for the Philippines..Diversity is richness, not uniformity of style.A place of God, of serenity and peace; not a place of sectarian aggressive selling a religion against an other or comparing.. which is not Christian, by the way!
i like the serenity feeling when you get inside this church, its really nice, though its old,it will make feel coming back again... and if you find the garden at the back of the church its really beautiful, an ideal place for wedding.. just visit this place guys, and experience the beauty of San Agustin
This is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines (1604), and nowadays the main atrium of the church is still in use, but what used to be the monastery has been converted into a very large, interesting museum. Be sure to check out the gardens in the back, too.
This is one of the oldest and beautiful church we have in town where private and exclusive wedding mostly happened. The historical ambiance and the church itself is what make it more special and adorable. Wish to have my wedding here someday.
--the surrounding is very dirty and solemnity can't be seen inside the church..
usually catholic churches in the philippines are starting to deteriorate..
i think they need some new twist in designing their church
Antique statue and other religious articrafts are fantastic. We decided to get married in San Agustin and it was really a memorable day especially for our foreigner guests. Wanna ask to keep the rest room clean as weel.
I first saw San Agustin Church when i was in grade school at a local trilogy movie which even at a young age, i fell in love with the place. I though it was just a product of creative production of set up and cinematography. After so many years, we went in Intramuros for a fieldtrip, i was in my college days then. Of all the places we visited, i was so astonished when i saw it, i told to myself that this was the church i had been keeping in my mind when i was young. I love it! The architectural design, the Spaniards era that i feel whenever im there, it was like back in those days of our heroes and wearing a Maria Clara....i really have these attachment, felt like i was from that time. All the way through the corridor that led to Father Blanco's garden, such a majestic place for me, since then it sticks more in my mind every detail of it. I made a promise to myself that i will have my wedding here. Im thankful that my fiance then love the place and the day came...San Agustin Church became our Wedding Churh, what else could i ask for?, my dream came true.