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Luneta Park also known as Rizal Park named after our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal were also lies his monument. Many Filipinos perhaps still call Rizal Park as Luneta. The reason why its called Luneta its simply because of its moon shape (lunette – luna) and thus it was called Luneta. You can read some […]

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Angkor Wat is one of the largest temple complex, built during the 12th century for king Suryavarman II. The place was too big that’s why it took us 2 hours to roam around the area. Many magnificent artifacts, ruins and wall sculptures can be seen. Angkor Wat lies 5.5 km north of the modern town […]

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I was really fascinated when I saw this church. I was just invited for a wedding and never knew about Nuestra Señora de Gracia of Guadalupe in Makati City. It’s hard to imagine that a church almost 400 years old lies hidden in this business capital of the Philippines.

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Binondo Church, also known as Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz, located in China Town of Manila. One of the Old church in Manila, Founded by the Dominican priests in 1596, Binondo Church is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in the Philippines.

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Sta. Ana Church is situated in Sta. Ana, Manila and its also known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Abandoned. One of the oldest churches of Manila, the church was built under the supervision of Fr. Vicente Ingles, OFM. The cornerstone of the present church was laid on September 12, 1720 by […]

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San Agustin Church is one of the oldest and well preserved baroque church in Manila. One of the four (4) Baroque churches inscribed in 1993 on the world heritage list pursuant to the 1972 UNESCO convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage. The church possesses exceptional universal value that deserve protection […]

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Is also known as Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica and formerly Manila Cathedral. Located in the heart of the walled city, Intramuros. Damaged and destroyed several times since the original cathedral was built in 1581. Main façade of the Manila Cathedral is graced by statues of famous saints sculpted in Roman travertine stone. Click image to enlarge

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This Church can be found in Manila, Philippines. Broque in style which faces the Manila Bay. Malate Church is also known as Nuestra Senora de Remedios, patron of childbirth. A revered statue of the Virgin Mary in her role as Our Lady of Remedies was brought from Spain in 1624 and stands at the altar. […]

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Located in Las Pinas City, south of Manila. The Church is made out of adobe (volcanic) stones and was constructed between 1797 and 1819. It was built in so called “earthquake” baroque architectural style. The Church is famous for its Bamboo Organ, a unique and historic musical instrument and only in the world. Unique because […]

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There are lots of old churches here in Metro Manila and mostly are built during the Spanish era. Most of them are in Baroque style mostly made out of heavy lumbers, Bricks and Adobe stones. Old statues and relics are very well kept but some were destroyed during the war and now renovated.

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