The San Agustin Church is one of the most popular churches in the Philippines, owing its acclaim mainly to its rich history. Located inside the historic Intramuros, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994 as one of the country’s Baroque Churches.
The interior of San Agustin Church is breathtaking as it forms a cross that is housed by a trompe-lo’eil celing painted in 1875 by Italian artists Cesare Alberoni and Giovanni Dibella. It has prominent baroque touches, especially the ornate carvings on its wooden doors.
The church courtyard is graced by several granite sculptures of lions, which had been given by Chinese converts to Catholicism.