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7 Churches in Manila That Will Complete Your Ultimate #VisitaIglesiaGoals

The Lenten Season Is Fast Approaching!

As part of the Lenten tradition in the Philippines, Visita Iglesia is one of the most anticipated events of the Roman Catholic Church’s Holy Week.

Part of everyone’s visita iglesia is that you should go to at least 7 churches and ask for the Blessed Sacrament. For every church you visit, you should pray 2 stations of the cross.

Plus, there’s no harm if you believe in a superstition that once you complete the visit, any wish of yours will be granted.

We all know that Manila City is one of the oldest cities in the Philippines, and it has the oldest churches in the country. But despite being an old city, the churches in it have been maintained well.

We set up 7 churches to complete your #VisitaIglesiaGoals!

Quiapo Church

Located in Plaza Miranda, Quezon Blvd., the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene is the home of the respected statue of Black Nazarene. Quiapo church, as we call it now, was destroyed a couple of times but it was secured in 1988.

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Sta. Cruz Church

Built in Carriedo Street, Binondo, Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Church stood tall. It was founded in 1619, but was built in 1957.

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Photo from Gles Fuerte

Binondo Church

The Minor Basilica of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish is located in the District of Binondo, Manila founded by Dominican priests in 1596. Destroyed in 1762 because of the British bombardment, it was reconstructed and completed in 1852.

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Photo from TrekEarth

Manila Cathedral

Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is located in Intramuros. It was governed by Mexicans first in 1571, but the construction was completed in 1958.

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Photo from Wikimedia Commons

San Agustin Church

Dubbed as the Immaculate Conception Parish Church of San Agustin, it is located also inside the walled city of Intramuros. The groundbreaking of it was way back in 1586, but was completed in 1607. This is known to be the “simbahan ng mga mayayaman”.

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Photo from TripAdvisor

Malate Church

This Baroque-styled church can be found in front of the Manila Bay in Malate. Our Lady of Remedies Parish Church, was consecrated in 1588, and completed in 1624.

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Photo from One Year After

For the last leg of our Visita Iglesia in Manila.

Sta. Ana Church

Known as the Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish Church of Santa Ana, is a Spanish-built church located in Sta. Ana, Manila. It was founded in 1720 and designated in 1936.

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Photo from Hecho Ayer

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Written by Denis Santos

A Journalism student who considers nature as his second home. Likes to travel on a budget, and believes tofu and nuggets come hand in hand.

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