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Good university with great structures

UST is one of the oldest school in the Philippines. They have very good structures. There are also... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manila, Philippines
My Alma Matter!

Home of the Tigers! I really miss all the food here. Especially the restaurants along Dapitan and... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Shannen P
Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic universities based on enrollment.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walk from malacanang palace to UST, can not enter. It is private place and need permit to take photo inside.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

UST is one of the oldest school in the Philippines. They have very good structures. There are also places to eat when you are inside the University and they have good hospital too!

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Home of the Tigers! I really miss all the food here. Especially the restaurants along Dapitan and P. Noval. I always buy musubi (from carpark) and milk tea when I was still in college. This is a good "pantawid-gutom" Haha :)

Thank Shannen P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a combination of old and new. So much have changed when i graduated from High School and College.

Thank Armcorpixel
Reviewed 9 July 2018

There's a sign at the entrance clearly stating that, unless you're a student, you're not welcome to visit here. Even for hospital patients and visitors. You're only allowed to make a right turn, park, and then immediately exit at the most inconvenient gate of theirs....More

1  Thank Stevenson U
Reviewed 25 April 2018

this will always be a favorite place since this is my alma mater and a proud Thomasian! I have so many memories of this place.

2  Thank Sheryl Ann D
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this 400 year-old University during my 7-day business trip to Manila. Recognized as the oldest university in Asia, The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas is now one of the most famous university in the Philippines. The current campus and the main...More

Thank dra48
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

If any one visit Manila without having visited UST , undoubtedly a great miss. Its one of the oldest uni of asia having historic value. The infrastructure is extraordinarily built reflecting heritage and culture.

Thank Abdullah Mamun C
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Nice food court and chapel inside. Air-condition atique rooms and lot's of parking lot if you have someone to visit or to tour around the area. Lot's of benches to sit and to spend time in the secluded place in the middle of Metro.

Thank Clyde G
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Founded in 1611 in Intramuros (but transferred to its actual location in Sampaloc after WWII), the University of Santo Tomas (UST) continues to offer quality education and produce excellent graduates that make a name for themselves both in the local and the international scenes. One...More

1  Thank CzarEmmanuel
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Ralph V
11 November 2016|
Response from Wobeenskeedoo | Reviewed this property |
i dont think they are open but you can enter but need to secure a permit from the Office of Public Relations, so best if you go during class days.
24 September 2016|
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Response from Joni C | Reviewed this property |
for a regular taxi that normally drop off passenger to the airport terminal is P250 for a yellow taxi that cue the line in the arrival area is P500
George E
7 June 2016|
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Response from Joni C | Reviewed this property |
yes you can just walk in in the ground area during school hours 6- am to 9 pm. but in the case of entering any building, you will be greeted by the guards and they will ask for your identification and purpose.