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Intramuros, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

Cruceiro

 
 
Cruceiro Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
1. Cruceiro Marker
Inscription. The Cruceiro or wayside stone across is an expression of a truly popular devotion of the Christian in the autonomous region of Galicia in northwestern Spain. It is a symbol of divine protection and place of prayer. It guides the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. Site of the remains of the Santiago Apostol (Saint James the Apostle), patron saint of Galicia, Spain. The Cruceiro is believed to protect its surrounding area, sanctify the roads leading to and coming from it, and serve as a peaceful point of gatherings associated with Religious events, like processions or pilgrimages.

The Cruceiro is the first in Asia, a donation to the proud capital of the Philippines, the city of Manila, during the administration of Mayor Jose L. Atienza Jr., by the president of Centro Gallego de Filipinas, on the occasion of the 431st araw ng Maynila Celebration, this 23rd of June 2002.
 
Location. 14° 35.64′ N, 120° 58.51′ E. Marker is in Intramuros, Manila. Marker is on Magallanes Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Intramuros, Manila 02 528, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santo Domingo Church and Convent (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de Espaņa
Cruceiro Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
2. Cruceiro Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); University of Santo Tomas (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Beaterio-Colegio de Santa Catalina (about 120 meters away); Plaza Santo Tomas (about 150 meters away); Colegio de Santa Rosa (about 150 meters away); College of San Juan de Letran (about 210 meters away); Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo (about 240 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Intramuros.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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