Manila Cathedral

March 4th, 2010 @

Manila Cathedral

The baroque Manila Cathedral has been declared a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II. It lies at the heart of Intramuros in the capital Manila and is the seat of the Archbishop of Manila. Like St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Manila Cathedral is the interment place of several Filipino archbishops. It has also [...]

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Fort Santiago

March 4th, 2010 @

Originally built in 1571 for Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, Fort Santiago or Fuerza de Santiago is the oldest Spanish fortress in the Philippines and one of the major attractions inside Intramuros in capital Manila. The landmark appeared as a pit stop in Amazing Race Asia 2. History The fort used to be the [...]

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San Agustin Church

March 4th, 2010 @

San Agustin Church

The oldest existing church in the Philippines is San Agustin Church, an Augustinian Roman Catholic church completed in 1607. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Agustin Church is a fine example of medieval baroque and High-Renaissance architecture in the Philippines. It is an exact reproduction of the Puebla Cathedral in Mexico and it contains artifacts [...]

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Intramuros

March 4th, 2010 @

Intramuros

At the southern tail of the Pasig River lies Intramuros, capital Manila’s oldest district built in the 16th century by the Spaniards. Intramuros is Latin for “walled city,” since the area is enclosed by thick, high walls with moats and a fortress. Inside Intramuros is a golf course, a medieval baroque church, Manila Cathedral; the [...]

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