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University of Santo Tomas

Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
(632)406-1611
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They make it clear that unless you're a student, you're not welcome here.

There's a sign at the entrance clearly stating that, unless you're a student, you're not welcome to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stevenson U
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Quezon City, Philippines
my alma mater

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

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Sheryl Ann D
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“main building” (43 reviews)
“alma mater” (19 reviews)
“oldest museum” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
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(632)406-1611
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"oldest museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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.

1  Thank Sheryl Ann D
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The plaza in front of the main building is spacious and has been freed of crossing traffic (pedestrianized) which gives you an unimpeded view. If you don’t have much time and you are not an alumnus, you can just get a mandatory picture with the...More

Thank smartsmartin
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

pretty historic area. we were passing by when we saw the arch and decided to stop and have a look at whole university. well worth visit if in area

1  Thank JohnG3121
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

One of the oldest universities in the Philippines and probably in Asia and in the world.Always comes back here from time to time :)

Thank Cynthia L
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The first time I went here I really fell in love. Now that I'm a student here the beauty of the Oldest University in Asia never gets old especially during Paskuhan.

Thank 22Michael98
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Ralph V
11 November 2016|
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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.
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J Y
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
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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.
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