September 28, 2016

10 Most Beautiful Churches in Manila

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  • 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:  [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!

    Images grabbed from,,,, wikimedia,,,,,
    Update: Location of Clara de Montefalco Parish Church has been corrected.

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