Manila Cathedral

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Manila Cathedral information

City of Manila (Downtown) , Philippines
Address
Street cnr Postigo & General Luna Sts
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Lonely Planet review

The Manila Cathedral was destroyed in WWII, but the present edifice, erected in 1951, looks suitably ancient with its weathered Romanesque facade and graceful cupola. Inside are a gilded altar, a 4500-pipe organ, and rosette windows with beautiful stained glass. The cathedral fronts Plaza de Roma , which was a bloody bullring until it was converted into a plaza. To one side a new Treasury Department building has been built on the ruins of the Ayuntamiento , once the grandest building in all of Intramuros.