07 April 2011

The San Agustin Church

Our photo walk continues. The next place we visited was the historic San Agustin Church.

San Agustin Church originally known as "inglesia de San Pablo", founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a 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 eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft.(http://sanagustinchurch.org/)

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San Agustin Church was declared by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site  in 1993


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Intricate design of the door.


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This chuch is indeed very very old.


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Artsy door handles.

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Holy smokes, look at that sideburn.

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He's saving people from being burned in hell. What the hell.


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They allow this garden to be leased for wedding receptions.


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The chandeliers of the stairs that leads to the creepy second floor.


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Good dog! Give me five! :) Roof!


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Stained glass.


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2nd Floor Hallway, Lots of creepy rooms. Some rooms don't allow picture taking. A guard is closely guarding us.


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Wardrobe


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One of the many paintings inside this church.


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Some things never change.


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The astonishing ceiling.


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This is my body which will be shared to you.


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There's something different about this place


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Birds eye view of the a baptism that was going on.


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"Koya pahingeng barya" effect.


NEXT we will explore the historic streets of Binondo. Then, we'll try to discover authentic Chinese food.

2 comments:

khantotantra said...

may creepy statue dian sa san agustin church nung napunta ako dyan, di ko na matandaan basta iba yung feel ko nung nakita ko to.

rah said...

May multo nga daw sa Simbahan na to Sir.