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Should I visit Manila Santa Cruz Church ?

Posted by on Nov 13th, 2009
Filed Under: Manila, Questions

Question

Unknown: Should I visit Santa Cruz church in Manila? I’d really love to visit around the churches.

Answer

Editor addon

Ryan: Do you mean Sta. Cruz Church (Santa Cruz Parish) in Plaza Lacson, Sta. Cruz, Manila? It was built in 1608 but the original structure was damaged during the Battle of Manila in 1945 and subsequently rebuilt in 1957. The church is near the LRT Carriedo Station – I would not suggest going alone there especially when you are not familiar with the area. The area is a little shady for me, loads of pickpockets. Don’t bring valuables. Not putting the church down but there are better historically and architecturally more significant churches in Manila. I suggest that you check out the churches in Intramuros, the controversial San Sebastian Church, Malate Church (also beware of pickpockets here).
Cheers.
Ryan

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