Revisit These Beautiful Churches in Old Manila

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Cabildo corner Beaterio Street, Intramuros, Manila
Other Names: Manila Cathedral, Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Tagged as the “Mother of all churches, cathedrals, and basilicas in the Philippines,” the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica is the only church in the country elevated to the rank of a Basilica by the Pope in 1981. The grandiose Neo-Romanesque structure covers an area of nearly 3,000 square meters and features a marble altar piece depicting souls in Purgatory being assisted by angels, raising their prayer to the Virgin Mary.

3. Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene

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