San Augustin

San Augustin

one of the first baroque Spanish churches built in the Philippines

Location: 

General Luna St, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Duration: 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. San Augustin: the first church was completed in 1571 and burnt in 1574
  2. 1720: current Church in Baroque design from the Spanish colonial period 
  3. 1898: Place of surrender and handover from the Spanish to the American
  4. 1945: Place of occupied by the Japanese and used as a concentration camp
  5. UNESCO: four of the first churches built by the Spanish in the Philippines

Image sources

  1. San Augustin from the outside
  2. Souvenir booth at San Augustin
  3. Beautiful pattern of the door 
  4. Inside of San Augustin Church
  5. Stairs down to the sewer system

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