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Ermita, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
Ang Simbahan ng Nuestra Seņora de Guia
Church of Ermita
 
Ang Simbahan ng Nuestra Senora de Guia Marker Photo, Click for full size
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 5, 2003
1. Ang Simbahan ng Nuestra Senora de Guia Marker
 
Inscription. In Tagalog:
Itinayo noong 1606 na yari sa kawayan, mulawen, at pawid, ang simbahan ng Nuestra Seņora de Guia ay makailang nawasak dahil sa lindol. Muling itinayo noong 1810 at nawasak noong 1945 sa labanan ng Maynila, ang imahen ng Nuestra Seņora Guia, na nasa Katedral ng Maynila mula pa noong 1947 sa may pook na di-umano'y kinatagpuan sa birhen noong 19 Mayo 1571. Kinoronahan ang birhen noong 16 Mayo 1971 ni Rufino Kardenal Santos. Ang gintong korona ay kaloob ng Papa Paulo VI.

Translated, the marker reads:
Built in 1606 of bamboo, molave and nipa shingles, the church of Nuestra Seņora de Guia has been destroyed several times by earthquakes. Rebuilt in 1810 and destroyed in 1945, during the Battle for Manila. The statue of Nuestra Seņora de Guia (Our Lady of Guidance), has been in this Manila Cathedral since 1947, where many believe the image of the Virgin was found on May 19, 1571. A crown was placed on the Virgin on May 16, 1971 by Rufino Cardinal Santos. The gold crown was given by Pope Paul VI.
 
Erected 1971 by National Historical Commssion.
 
Location. 14° 34.728′ N, 120° 58.803′ E. Marker is in Ermita, Manila. Marker is on Marcelo H. Del Pilar Street, on the right
 
Ermita Church Photo, Click for full size
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 5, 2003
2. Ermita Church
 
. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ermita, Manila 02 524, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Plaza Olivia Salamanca (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Philippine General Hospital (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Cosmopolitan Church (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Jesuit Compound (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Church of San Vicente de Paul (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Sa mga Bayani ng Lungsod ng Maynila (approx. one kilometer away); U.S. Forces Liberate Manila (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Ermita.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ermita Church declared Archdiocesan Shrine. This link is to a web site maintained by the Archdiocese of Manila. (Submitted on December 8, 2009.) 

2. In Honor of Nuestra Seņora de Guia. (Submitted on December 8, 2009.)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 2,651 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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