Philippines: San Augustin Church in Manila

San Agustin Church dates back to 1586 and is one of the four churches in Philippines that got listed as UNESCO World Heritage. The church is a massive baroque structure in the heart of the walled Intramuros old city part of Manila. Rather simple outside, it’s lavishly decorated inside. Attached to the church is a humongous square monastery. Both the church and the monastery were built at the height of the Spain’s golden age of the world empire and as such – the structure, the materials, the decor – all scream quality and wealth. Inside the former monastery is a vast museum.