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The San Agustin Church is not the most beautiful church, but known for its strong architecture, made of stone. This is the third structure for the San Agustin Church, as the first two churches burned down in fires on different occasions.
The stone structure of this church has withstood many series of earthquakes, but still remains standing today. There are many cracks in the structure of the church from the earthquakes and the tower, which once accented the church, has been removed permanently due to the damages.
The interior of the church is in the form of a Latin cross, with 14 side chapels. It contains several different tombs of well known Spanish conquistadors such as Juan de Salcedo, Martin de Goiti, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and even some early archbishops.
The San Agustin museum is absolutely amazing and a site you must see if visiting Manila. The San Agustin museum is located in Intramuros, also known as the walled city. You can find the museum located right next to the San Agustin Church. The museum is open every day from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and closes for lunch from noon until 1 p.m. You can visit the church and the museum for free.
However, donations are accepted and usually expected. You should donate when visiting because everything they receive is only from donations. You cannot take your camera inside of the museum, but there are hallways and specific rooms where photos can be taken.
The Monastery of Saint Agustin in the Philippines is known for the values and missions stemming from the church.
The church has demonstrated their care to the libraries, missionary work, and even established a historic printing press in the convent. Many saints have come from the monastery including Clare of Montefalco, Johyn of Sahagun, Rita of Cascia, Thomas of Villanova, Stefano Bellesini, and Nicholas of Tolentino.
The Pope has visited the monastery and this is an amazing place to worship and go to mass. Any catholic should experience one evening or day in mass at this church. The cathedral is amazing and you will see some of the most educated Catholics.
Father Blanco’s Garden
Father Blanco’s Garden is actually a part of the San Agustin Museum and the San Agustin Church, which are connected together. The garden is partly walled in the back of the museum. Father Blanco’s garden was kept because Father Manuel Blanco was known for using his plants and herbs for medicinal purposes and healing.
The garden includes a statue of Father Blanco adjacent to the garden. If you go to visit the garden, you must see the museum and the church, which are amazing. You must pay an entry fee into the museum for a dollar anyways if you want to see the garden, which is why you might as well visit everything while you are there.