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Intramuros, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

Church of San Agustin

 
 
Church of San Agustin Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
1. Church of San Agustin Marker
Inscription. Oldest stone church in the Philippines. Plans were approved in 1587 and completed in 1607 under the supervision successively of the Augustinian Fathers Francisco de Bustos, Ildefonso Perez, Diego de Avila and brother Alonso de Perea. Its architect Juan Macias. It has withstood many earthquakes from 1645 up to the present and survived the British invasion in 1762. The Spanish-American War in 1898 and the Japanese invasion in 1942. The church choir has 68 carved molave seats with Narra inlaids. An artistic lectern and parchment cantorals of the 17th and 18th centuries. The church and its graves were profaned during the British Occupation of Manila in 1762. The ashes of early Spanish Conquistadores Legazpi, Salcedo, Lavezares, and the blessed Pedro de Zuniga and others now rest in the easternmost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American Occupation of Manila were prepared in the vestry of the church in 1898. The first Philippine plenary council was held here in 1953 chosen as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.
 
Erected 1994 by Philippine Historical Committee.
 
Location. 14° 35.36′ N, 120° 58.491′ E. Marker is in Intramuros, Manila. Marker is on General Luna Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
Original Historical Marker (1934) image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, August 19, 2009
2. Original Historical Marker (1934)
. 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. Colegio de Santa Isabel (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Plazuela de Santa Isabel (about 120 meters away); Memorare-Manila 1945 (about 120 meters away); Ateneo de Manila (about 150 meters away); San Ignacio Church (about 150 meters away); Cuartel De Santa Lucia (about 210 meters away); Palacio Arzobispal (about 210 meters away); No. 1 Victoria St. (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Intramuros.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
San Agustin Church image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, August 19, 2009
3. San Agustin Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,293 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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