These four churches, the first of which was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century, are located in Manila, Santa ... More
Baroque Churches of the Philippines
These four churches, the first of which was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century, are located in Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag-ao. Their unique architectural style is a reinterpretation of European Baroque by Chinese and Philippine craftsmen.
Erected in 1596, Binondo Church is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in the Philippines, but over the
centuries the original edifice has sustained considerable damage from earthquakes and other natural disasters. Today the octagonal bell tower ...
Every Filipino Catholic knows the image of the Virgin Mary enshrined in this church of the Redemptorist Order. Known as
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the Byzantine like icon is the object of profound devotion every Wednesday, drawing thousands ...
The original San Miguel Church was constructed in 1630s as an act of gratitude by a Spanish governor general who
had miraculously escaped death on a military campaign. The church also ministered to Japanese Christians fleeing persecution under the ...