Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Photos of Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church - 6th March 2015

Manila Cathedral, General Luna Street, and San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila-
6th March 2015

Manila Cathedral
The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, Philippines, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Concepcion, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines. The cathedral serves as the see of the Archbishop of Manila, the de facto Primate of the Philippines.
Located at Plaza de Roma in the Intramuros district of the City of Manila, the cathedral was originally a parish church owned and governed by the Archdiocese of Mexico in 1571, until it became a separate diocese on 6th February 1570 upon the issuance of the papal bull, Illius Fulti Praesido by Pope Gregory XIII. The cathedral was damaged and destroyed several time since the original structure was built in 1581 while the eight and current incarnation of the cathedral was finally completed in 1958. Cathedral

San Agustin Church

San Agustin Church originally known as "Iglesia de San Pablo", founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines, It is administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion Y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday. In this Church - tomb of " El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi" Founder of the City of Manila is located in the easternmost chapel of the transept. Terms fir the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy.


Stairway leading to 2nd floor of San Agustin Church.

2nd floor of San Agustin Church

2nd floor of San Agustin Church

Garden inside the San Agustin Church complex.


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Manila Cathedral Official Website

San Agustin Church Official Website

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