Churches in Manila
Visiting the Top Catholic Churches in Metro Manila
Visita Iglesia is a common practice by the Catholics during the Season of Lent. Pilgrims would roam around the metropolitan and visit different religious sites. In line with this, I have prepared for you a list of the top places of worship to visit right in the heart of the metropolitan.
List of Must-Visit Churches in Manila
Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne | Churches in Manila | Photo by Raani Paranas
Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne | Taguig
The barn-style Baroque architecture of the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne is an additional feature of the building. The government also recognizes the place as both cultural and spiritual property.
Address: Gen. A Luna St, Sta Ana, Taguig
Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew | Churches in Manila | Photo by Slickdeejay
Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew | Parañaque
This Cathedral is the seat of the diocese of Parañaque. It was built in 1580 and was declared as a cathedral in 2002. It is, in fact, one of the oldest structures in the entire archipelago.
Address: 448 Quirino Ave, Parañaque
Immaculate Conception Cathedral | Churches in Manila | Photo by Ramon FVelasquez
Immaculate Conception Cathedral – Cubao
Situated in Cubao, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral is the home of the diocese of Cubao. It was built back in 1950 and became a cathedral in 2003. It follows the combined architecture of Italian and Romanesque.
Address: 41 Lantana St, Cubao, Quezon City
Immaculate Conception Cathedral | Churches in Manila | Photo by
Immaculate Conception Cathedral | Pasig
Also known as the Pasig Cathedral, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral was built back in 1573. Now, it serves as the seat of the archdiocese of Pasig. It follows the combined Baroque and modern architecture due to its continuous renovations.
Address: Pasig, Metro Manila
Manila Cathedral | Churches in Manila
The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception | Manila Cathedral, Intramuros
The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica or also known as the Manila Cathedral is situated in Intramuros. The combined Neo-Romanesque architecture inspiration of the building adds up to its unique and antique beauty.
Address: Beaterio St, Cabildo St, Intramuros, Manila
Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz | Churches in Manila
Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz | Binondo
Situated at Binondo, this place of worship is hailed as one of the best churches in the entire country because of its unique beauty before the British invasion. Series of wars destroyed the building, needing reconstruction in 1852. The colorful paintings on the ceiling add to its overall aesthetic beauty.
Address: Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo
Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene | Churches in Manila
Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene | Quiapo
The Quiapo Church is famous for its pilgrims. It houses the image of the revered Black Nazarene, inviting numerous visitors across the country, especially during the feast celebration. It also follows the Baroque architecture.
Address: 363 Quezon Blvd, Quiapo, Manila
National Shrine of our Lady of the Holy Rosary | Churches in Manila
National Shrine of our Lady of the Holy Rosary | Sto Domingo
The National Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary or also commonly known as the Sto. Domingo Church is hailed as the largest worship buildings in the entire Manila and one of the largest in size in the entire Asian region. It follows a modern Spanish architecture adding to its natural class and elegance.
Address: 537 Quezon Ave, Quezon City
National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help | Churches in Manila
National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help | Baclaran Church
The National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help or popularly called as the Redemptionist or Baclaran Church is famous for a lot of reasons. For once, its place is convenient for the public. It is considered as the country’s largest Marian place of worship in the country. Expect a crowd every Wednesday since it also happens to be the “Baclaran Day.”
Address: Redemptorist Road, Baclaran, Parañaque, Kalakhang Maynila
Nuestra Señora de Gracia | Churches in Manila
Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church | Guadalupe
Also known as the Guadalupe Church, this centuries-old religious structure is a hidden gem in the city of Makati. It follows a combined Baroque and Romanesque architecture.
Address: 7440 Bernardino, Makati, 1211 Kalakhang Maynila
Our Lady of Mount Carmel | Churches in Manila
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine
The modern architectural beauty of this building makes it ideal for a lot of mass-goers. It has a massive structure and vast area outside. This building was built in 1954.
Address: 90 4th St, New Manila, Quezon City
San Agustin | Churches in Manila
San Agustin Church, Intramuros
The San Agustin Church is also situated in Intramuros. It was established back in 1607, and it has managed to withstand the test of calamities and of time. Now, it is one of the declared Heritage Site of the UNESCO. It is inspired by Baroque architecture.
Address: General Luna St, Manila
San Sebastian | Churches in Manila
San Sebastian Church
The all-steel characteristics of this building make it unique as compared to the other places of worship in Metropolitan. The structure is also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, and that makes it even more special for visitors and pilgrims alike.
Address: Pasaje del Carmen St, Quiapo, Manila
Las Piñas | Churches in Manila | Photo by Ervin Malicdem
St. Joseph Parish Church (Bamboo Organ Church)
The St. Joseph Parish Church or also commonly called Las Piñas Church, is well-known for its massive bamboo organ built back during the Spanish occupation. In the year 2003, this organ was declared as a National Historical Treasure due to its antiquity.
Address: 1742 Quirino Ave, Las Pinas
Santa Cruz | Churches in Manila
Santa Cruz Church
Address: Plaza Sta. Cruz, Santa Cruz, 1008 Metro Manila
Ready for your next Visita Iglesia adventure? All you have to do is choose which worship place to visit.
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