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The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Beaterio St, Cabildo St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines

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About The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Manila Cathedral-Basilica is the Premier Church of the Philippines because of all the Churches in the archipelago, it was the one chosen to become the Cathedral in 1581 when the Philippines was separated from the Archdiocese of Mexico and became a new diocese with its episcopal seat in Manila.


Attractions near The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Bahay Tsinoy, Museum of Chinese in Philippine Life0.19km from The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Bahay Tsinoy is a museum that presents the story of the Chinese in Philippine history.  The Bahay Tsinoy is located in the historic walled Intramuros area of Manila on Anda Street, making it easy to combine a visit to this museum with several other Intramuros attractions and amenities. The Bahay Tsinoy helps the visitor trace Chinese influences on the Philippines from the earliest days to the present including displays on pre-Spanish Chinese trading and so more.

Casa Manila0.31km from The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Casa Manila Museum portrays the lifestyle of the educated and moneyed class during the 17th and 18th centuries. While the people who had once lived in such a house are gone, there remain the things they have left behind- the products of their extravagance and the relics of their family values, customs, traditions, and beliefs.

San Agustin Church0.37km from The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

San Agustin Church in Manila should be on the itinerary of anyone with an interest in history or architecture. Located inside the historic Walled City of Intramuros, this Roman Catholic Baroque-style church is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built by the Spaniards in the 16th century, the church has survived a major earthquake in 1863 as well as the ravages of World War II.

Fort Santiago0.43km from The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Fort Santiago was built in the late 1500s to serve as a forward base for Spanish ambitions in the Far East. Over the centuries, Fort Santiago gained a fearsome reputation among Filipinos - the Philippine national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned here immediately before his execution, and the Japanese massacred thousands here throughout their short but brutal occupation in the 1940s. It was now one of the key attractions in Manila. Daily a lot of tourists visit this place.

Rizal Shrine at Fort Santiago0.51km from The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Rizal Shrine, located in Fort Santiago, was built in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippines ’ national hero. It exhibits various displays of Rizal memorabilia. It contains a reliquary, consisting of one of his vertebrae, and a copy of Mi Ultimo Adios.  The museum was built in 1953 and was modernized in 2013. Witness the displays, such as Rizal’s books, hat, medical instruments, coat, even business cards, and much more.

William A. Jones Memorial Bridge0.62km from The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The William A. Jones Memorial Bridge, commonly known as the Jones Bridge, is an arched girder bridge that spans the Pasig River in the City of Manila, Philippines. It is named after the United States legislator William Atkinson Jones, who served as the chairman of the U.S. Insular Affairs

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The city is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay. The Pasig River flows through the middle of the city, dividing it into the north and south sections. It is home to many historic sites, some of which were built during the 16th century.