I’ve Been to Manila Series

The clickety clack of the horse drawn carriage filled the quiet street as the mused at the fine architecture of the buildings and mansions he passed by. Shortly, a familiar view captivated him once more—the charming baroque church of San Agustin.

The facade is simple, but past the carved wooden door is a magnificent setting. The dome overwhelms your eyes with the artwork of Italian painters, and the pillars, the chandeliers, and every detail of the church’s design all make a spectacular view. Think of getting inside the churches in Rome, or the ones in the novels of Ken Follet.

Built in 1570, the San Agustin Church is a bastion of faith and an architectural masterpiece. In fact the Church of San Agustin was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site as an example of the Baroque architecture Truly, this is a must-see.
Gen. Luna St, Intramuros, Manila
Contact Numbers: 632.527.2746, 632.527.4052

* Photos taken with Cherry Mobile Flare.


ArisMape is a travel insider at ABS-CBN's Choose Philippines. He loves orange, halo-halo, and PowerPoint, and hates beef, slow internet, and long taxi lines. His pastime is watching people watch other people. He swears on the power of smartphone. His half-life? Thirty.