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San Sebastian Church

31 Reviews
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: Pasaje del Carmen St, Quiapo, Manila, 1001 Metro Manila, Philippines

What people are saying:

This is the only all-steel cathedral in Asia, and it's quite large. I didn't expect that there are several churches in Manila with different styles that are worth visiting. The whole church is also very beautiful and the interior space is large.



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 A grand Cathedral devoted to San Sebastian located in Manila was build in 1921 by a rich and religious patron who donated both the land and money. However, thirty years later the church was destroyed by fire during a Chinese uprising. It was rebuild but destroyed by an earthquake or fire again and a few times after that. In the end in 1891 after loosing four churches over 250 years the church leaders decided to put an end to the destruction and they developed a Cathedral entirely out of pre-fab steel which is the first and only building to be constructed with this material in Asia to this day. More than a century later and the church hasn't experience not even a dent to its structure. The beauty of this church comes alive from its faulted ceilings, glimmering stained-glass and Gothic spires which inspire wedding planners to bring their clients towards to this gorgeous and strong church.
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