10 Most Beautiful Churches in Manila
According to educational organization Asia Society, the Philippines is the only Christian nation in Asia with more than 86% of the country’s population being Roman Catholic. Because of this, the country boasts of its beautiful and historical Catholic churches with exquisite architecture that you can visit for a peaceful recollection or just a quick prayer.
Here’s a list of the beautiful churches within Metro Manila that you can check out or include on your next Visita Iglesia, a Holy Week activity wherein you visit 7 churches.
1. Basilica of the Black Nazarene a.k.a. Quiapo Church in Manila
Location: Quezon Blvd., Manila, Metro Manila [Map]
2. Parish of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Quezon City
Location: Daily Mirror, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila [Map]
3. Sta. Clara de Montefalco Parish Church in Pasig
Location: C. Raymundo Ave., Brgy. Caniogan, Pasig City, Metro Manila [Map]
4. Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica a.k.a. Manila Cathedral in Intramuros
Location: Sto. Tomas St., Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila [Map]
5. San Agustin Church in Intramuros
Location: Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila [Map]
6. Nuestra Senora de Gracia Church in Makati
Location: 7440 Bernardino St., Makati City, Metro Manila [Map]
7. Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz a.k.a. Binondo Church
Location: Plaza L. Ruiz, Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila [Map]
8. San Sebastian Church in Quiapo, Manila
Location: Plaza Del Carmen, Quiapo, Manila, Metro Manila [Map]
9. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine in New Manila, Q.C.
Location: Dona Juana Rodriguez Ave. (formerly Broadway Ave.), New Manila, Quezon City, Metro Manila [Map]
10. Our Lady of the Abandoned in Marikina
Location: V. Gomez St., Marikina, Metro Manila [Map]
Do you know any churches in the city that should be included in the list? Comment below!
Source: google.com, clickthecity.com, asiasociety.org, rcam.org
Images grabbed from flickr.com, parishoftheheartsofjesusandmary.com, flickr.com, sepiaera.wordpress.com, wikimedia, rappler.com, flickr.com, philstar.com, pinoychurches.blogspot.com, skedsearch.ph
Update: Location of Clara de Montefalco Parish Church has been corrected.