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Intramuros, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

Former Palace of the Governors General

Palacio del Gobernador

 
 
Former Palace of the Governors General Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
1. Former Palace of the Governors General Marker
Inscription. This site was formerly occupied by the stately residence of Captain Manuel Estacio Venegas, Secretary to Governor General Diego Fajardo. Venegas died on March 7, 1660, a prisoner at Fort Santiago. His residence was confiscated and became the Palace of the Governors of the Philippine Islands until its destruction by the earthquake of June 3, 1863. These foundations, intended for the new Gubernatorial palace, were abandoned when it was decided to make Malacanang the permament residence of the Governors General.
 
Erected 1936 by Historical Research and Markers Committee.
 
Location. 14° 35.508′ N, 120° 58.347′ E. Marker is in Intramuros, Manila. Marker is on General Luna Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Intramuros, Manila 02 527, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plaza de Roma (within shouting distance of this marker); Manila Cathedral (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ayuntamiento (about 120 meters away); Padre Jose A. Burgos (about 150 meters away); Palacio Arzobispal (about
Palacio del Gobernador Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
2. Palacio del Gobernador Marker
Here once stood the Palacio del Gobernador. State residence of the Governor-General of the Philippines. First palace or Palacio Real constructed in 1599 near Plaza de Armas in Fort Santiago. Destroyed in 1645 earthquake.
Moved to present site. Became Governor-General's residence and office as well as the Real Audencia (Supreme Court). Reconstructed in 1733 and 1747. Damaged in the 1771 earthquake. Spanish-type facade in 1850. Destroyed in 1863 earthquake. Abandoned when Governor-General moved to Malacanang.
Used as an air and raid shelter during World War II where 80 male civilians were massacred in 1945. Present building constructed in 1976 to house government office.
180 meters away); San Ignacio Church (about 240 meters away); Colegio de Santa Rosa (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Colegio de Santa Isabel (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Intramuros.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Site of Palacio del Gobernador image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
3. Site of Palacio del Gobernador
Old Palacio del Gobernador image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
4. Old Palacio del Gobernador
 
 
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