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Intramuros, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

Santo Domingo Church and Convent

 
 
Santo Domingo Church and Convent Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
1. Santo Domingo Church and Convent Marker
Inscription. Here once stood the Santo Domingo Church and Convent of the Dominican Order. First built in 1588. Collapsed in 1589 due to poor foundations. Rebuilt in stone 1592. Burned in 1603. Constructed for the third time but destroyed in 1645 earthquake. Fourth church completed in 1692. Destroyed in 1863 earthquake. Fifth church inaugurated in 1868. Designed by first Filipino architect Felix Roxas Sr. in neo-Gothic design. Destroyed in 1941.

Housed in this church was the ivory image of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary (Nuestra Senora del Santissimo Rosario). Carved in 1593 as a gift of Gov. Gen. Luis Dasmarinas. Also known as Virgin of La Naval in honor of her divine intervention in the Spanish victory against the Dutch navy. Saved from World War II, the statue was re-enshrined in 1954 at the blessing of the sixth church in Quezon City.
 
Location. 14° 35.612′ N, 120° 58.486′ E. Marker is in Intramuros, Manila. Marker is on Magallanes Drive near Muralla Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch 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. Plaza de España (a few steps from this marker); University of Santo Tomas (within
Santo Domingo Church image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
2. Santo Domingo Church
shouting distance of this marker); Cruceiro (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Santo Tomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Colegio de Santa Rosa (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Beaterio-Colegio de Santa Catalina (about 150 meters away); Ayuntamiento (about 180 meters away); Padre Jose A. Burgos (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Intramuros.
 
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Bank of the Philippine Islands now stand in its site image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
3. Bank of the Philippine Islands now stand in its site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of the ivory image of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. • Can you help?
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