October 08, 2014

San Agustin Museum

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  • This museum is adjacent to the San Agustin Church, known as the Philippine’s oldest church.

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    The entrance to the museum is on the right side of the church

    It is a treasury of religious art pieces. The church was built in 1571 but was destroyed by a fire twice. The current building was reconstructed in 1587.

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    Large paintings and statues line the 1st floor hallways

    In 1973, the monastery was converted into the museum. The hallways are lined with large paintings of saints, approximately 2 meters in height, and the rooms, which used to be the sleeping quarters of the friars, have various statues and other art pieces on display.

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    The former sleeping quarters of the friars are now display rooms. Photo taking is prohibited.

    On the 2nd floor, there’s a room where you can see the inside of the church from above. The ceilings look like they are carved, but it is actually a Trompe-l’œil. You are only allowed to take photos in the hallways.

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    The church ceiling is actually a painting on a flat surface

    Basic Information:

    Address: General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila

    Tel: 02-527-2746 / 02-527-4052

    Business Hours: 8 am – 12pm /1 pm – 6pm

    Closed on: None

    Entrance Fee: Adults P100, Senior Citizens P80, College Students P50, High School Students P45, Children (4 – 12 yrs old) P40

    Website: http://sanagustinchurch.org/

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    Very interesting museum, must visit it soon.

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