San Sebastian Church | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila

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San Sebastian Church is the only neo-Gothic church in Asia made entirely of prefabricated steel. The steel structure was crafted in Belgium and was transported in eight different shipments to the Philippines. In 1891, the church was assembled and completed, its steel frame filled with mixed sand, gravel, and cement. Inside, the church is elaborate with stained glass windows depicting the passion of the Christ. The church's pointed arches and washed out paintings of nuns, angels, and saints evoke feelings of terror and fright. Quirky to its design, however, is its altar, which is made of seashells.
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Address: Plaza Del Carmen, Quiapo, City of Manila, Metro Manila
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Bahay Nakpil-Bautista
Attraction
0.51 km away

Bahay Nakpil-Bautista is a heritage house that nurtured revolutionary minds in the early 19th century. The heritage house was built and designed in 1914 by Arcadio Arellano, a pioneering Filipino architect at that time. Combining both wood and stone materials in a design called bahay na bato, the house structure follows a traditional urban style in the 19th century. Meanwhile, the intricate designs inside were inspired by the geometric floral patterns of the art nouveau movement called Vienna Secession. Its rooms serve as galleries, housing memorabilias of the heroes and revolutionaries that once lived there. It’s notable galleries are the Juan Nakpil Gallery, dedicated to the National Artist in Architecture; the Ariston Bautista Gallery, named after the doctor who owned the house; and the Oriang Gallery, after the wife of the revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio.

Fatima Chapel
Attraction
0.60 km away

Adorned in different works of art from famous Filipino artists, the Fatima Chapel inside Far Eastern University (FEU) is one of the most important chapels in Manila. Its facade features a rare work of Vicente Manansala in glossy blue hues tile mosaic. The 14 stations of the cross inside the chapel were painted by Maestro Carlos “Botong” Franciso, several religious icons found inside the chapel are carved by a well -known religious sculptor santorero Mr. Maximo Vicente from Quiapo district, and a La Pieta statue was donated by Maestro Napoleon Abueva to the university in 1999.

Quiapo Church
Attraction
0.60 km away

Quiapo Church is home to the biggest procession in the Philippines, that of the Black Nazarene. The Black Nazarene is a dark wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ carrying the cross, and is believed to be miraculous by many Filipino Catholics. While the church itself is more than 400 years old, Quiapo Church looks modern since its renovation and expansion in 1984. The church's other features are the wood carvings on the walls depicting the Way of the Cross. This was designed by the award-winning sculptor Eduardo Castrillo in 1992. The church was originally built of bamboo and nipa palm in 1586 by Franciscan Missionaries. It was destroyed thrice: it was burnt down in 1639, was damaged by an earthquake in 1863, and was burnt down again in 1928.

Things to do nearby

Quiapo Market Tour by Don't Skip Manila
₱2400.00

  • Revisit Quiapo being the old downtown of Manila. 
  • Discover this colorful and vibrant district that is usually misunderstood. Quiapo is the melting pot of different religions, cultures, and people. 
  • Uncover the mystical, exotic, exciting and spiritual Quiapo. 

Quiapo Muslim Town Tour
₱1500.00
Experience
Art and culture
0.60 km away

  • Learn about the history of the Islam Faith in the Philippines  
  • Visit the Golden Mosque and learn from their religious leaders about the Islam faith and practices
  • Learn about the history of the Quiapo community
  • Visit the local places to eat. Learn about Halal food
  • Discover  & taste local dishes delicacies such as Palapa and local sweets

Destileria Limtuaco Museum
₱89.00
Experience
Museums and galleries
1.54 km away

Destileria Limtuaco, the oldest distillery in the Philippines, celebrates its 166th year with the opening of The Destileria Limtuaco Museum. Now open to the public, the museum showcases the company's fascinating legacy. The Limtuaco Legacy, straddles three centuries and three colonial eras, preserved in a quaint stone building in historical Intramuros. You are cordially invited to visit Destileria Limtuaco Museum and see this rare and unique showcase of Philippine history for yourself. Groups, student field trips, and tourist day trips are welcome.

Where to stay

8Hostel
₱770.00
Hotels and homes
0.34 km away

8 Hostel Quiapo Manila located at Unit 102,105,614 & 921 at Isabelle de hidalgo Condominium. The place is situated nearby Tourist spot, School University and other transaction within in metro manila.8 Hostel is highly recommended for backpackers, Board examiners, Travelers and others who want to get an affordable budget stay and comfortable at the same time.Travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a low budget and enjoy the new upgrade modern space capsule rooms from japan, 8 Hostel is the smartest choice and perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Wi-Fi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends. All access door equip by secured electronic key card system include metal cabinet. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

Sun Star Grand Hotel
₱1162.00
Hotels and homes
0.56 km away

The hotel is located along the busy streets of Quezon Boulevard near Claro M. Recto Sta. Cruz, Manila. Accessible to LRT 1 and 2, Business District, University Belt and shopping destinations in Divisoria. Room amenity includes: air conditioning, Cable Television with High Definition Channels, toilet and bath and free Wi-Fi access.

Hotel 99 Quiapo
₱1214.00
Hotels and homes
0.58 km away

Safety, convenience and comfort – these are just but some of the service potentials is devoted to encapsulate as a true one-of-a-kind hotel experience in its class.Hotel 99 branches are situated in significant areas of Metro Manila that are within easy reach to available transportation such as the LRT and MRT. Hotel guests are being cheerfully greeted and accommodated by our friendly, highly trained staff.Our cozy, fully air-conditioned front office provides sufficient seating, cable TV, computer kiosks, and snacks and refreshments – a perfect place to receive guests and visitors. Wifi access is standard for easy access to the internet anywhere in the hotel. Not only one but two elevators provide faster access to and from the hotel floors. Exciting medley of rooms are available that suit every guests’ preferences and budget.

Quiapo is a district of Manila, Philippines. Quiapo gets it name from a floating plant named; "Kiapo" that grew abundantly around that area. shared its status as the center of the activities of Manila's social elites as well as trade, fashion, art and higher learning with its surrounding vicinity. Hotel 99 is the best place you can be amidst the busy city experience. Welcome to Hotel 99 Quiapo situated at 361 Bautista corner, Hidalgo Street, Quiapo, Manila. Be embraced by our warm and welcoming greetings as soon as you make your first step in our doors. You will then be gracefully escorted to one of our all new 82 themed and well-kept rooms. May it be for business, pleasure or travel, you can count on us to provide you value-for-money accommodation coupled with an exceptional experience and the unique hospitality we are known for.

Getting there and around

Plaza Del Carmen, Quiapo, City of Manila, Metro Manila

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