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Binondo Church

Paredes St. at Plaza Calderon de la Barca | Binondo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 242 4041
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The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic church.
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  • Average15%
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Paredes St. at Plaza Calderon de la Barca | Binondo, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 242 4041
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are so many beautiful old churches in Manila. I think this is one of the better ones. The pink color scheme is absolutely gorgeous. It can be difficult to get a nice shot of the exterior due to traffic and other obstructions, but it's...More

Thank mitchell s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if there are a lot of people in the vicinity of this church, once you are inside you will feel the solemnity of the place. I always attend mass in this minor basilica whenever i visit Chinatown.

Thank Marie Jessica A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is a major landmark and adjacent a nice park in the heart of Chinatown. The church was founded by Dominican priests in 1596 to serve Chinese converting to Christianity.The church been reconstructed many times due to conflicts and natural calamities - only the...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Binondo Church is ironically designed - it is huge and beautiful, but with an obvious Chinese influence as the color red is prominent in its architecture. Inside it is high-ceilinged, with enormous paintings - you wouldn't know where to set your eyes first. The altar...More

Thank Anna May V
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We met at this church prior to the Big Binondo Food Wok which I highly recommend. Learned from Ivan, our tour guide, this church was put there by the Spain Colony Government in its attempt to convert more Chinese into Christianity. Beautiful Church inside and...More

Thank tanggg
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We walked from Intramorus, crossed the bridge into Manila Chinatown. Chinatown did not impress me much. I found the buildings old, alley dim, vagabonds sleeping on the street and traffic heavy and congested. The red octagonal shaped of the Bell tower of the Church attracted...More

1  Thank soh_kien_peng
Reviewed 29 March 2017

It's a bustling area, but in the middle of it stands the robust church of Binonda, a nice landmark. It's well preserved, better than most churches in Manila.

Thank QuintenJ
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Manila has several nice churches but this one has the most beautiful exterior (in my opinion). The area nearby is very vibrant and busy.

Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is a very nice church in the heart of China Town. Inside is well looked after and very big space for mass. I really liked the ceiling and the layout here. Even as a non Christian i can go here to rest and enjoy...More

Thank Chi1976
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Sto Nino cathedral known for ita grand structure nearest to the plaza and the famous Binondo Street and Ongpin.

Thank tolentinomaldex
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from Ayala Center, can I take LRT line to get to Chinatown and the Church ? How far from the LRT ?
12 December 2015|
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Response from GuywithaNikon | Reviewed this property |
It's 10 min walk from the nearest LRT stop, direction already mentioned by Combat66. Another option if you are in Makati is you go to Park Square which is just in front of Dusit Hotel, in Park Square there are vans to... More
I would like to know or see pics of saints Inside the church. I remember the wall with diff. Saints in it and one is empty. Coz when we were small my Dad always took us there for visita Eglesia every Holy week. Just curious to see that wall with empty space. I am intersted to Donate an old jesus that we had for so many years. If it will fit that space.
2 June 2015|
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Response from dred69 | Reviewed this property |
I do not see empty space inside the church... before you enter inside there's one big cross and across to it was a store where u can buy some oil, rosaries, booklets and many more. It was 12 noon when we went there so I... More