Asia's first university, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) was founded in 1611, antedating Harvard, America's ... More
University of Santo Tomas
Asia's first university, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) was founded in 1611, antedating Harvard, America's oldest institution of higher learning. UST was located inside Intramuros but moved to its present site in 1927 to accommodate the growing student body. The front campus is distinguished by large tracts of lawn, an arc de triomphe and two circular fountains. At the far end stands a medieval-looking structure topped by a huge clock tower and statues of saints, philosophers and great writers. A leisurely walk will take you past different colleges devoted to the humanities, sciences, arts and music.
This part of Binondo has been a Chinese enclave for centuries. Start your tour at Binondo Church , and from
there head for the area bordered by Ongpin, Quentin Paredes and Gandara Streets. This area holds mooncakes and sweetmeats, ...
Unique in Asia, this was a European style medieval fortified city that functioned as the seat of government from 1571
to 1898. The massive walls stretch some 4.5 kilometers, enclosing a 64 hectare area once occupied by palaces, churches, ...
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 ...
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