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Intramuros, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

Plaza Santo Tomas

 
 
Plaza Santo Tomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
1. Plaza Santo Tomas Marker
Inscription. Lot originally purchased by the Dominican Order in 1627 for their cemetery and garden. Bought by city government in 1861 as a public plaza. Given to the University of Santo Tomas in 1879. Bronze statue of U.S.T. founder Archbishop Miguel de Benavides erected in 1891.

Monument transferred to present campus along Espana Street after the war.
 
Erected by Intramuros Administration.
 
Location. 14° 35.573′ N, 120° 58.467′ E. Marker is in Intramuros, Manila. Marker is on Santo Tomas Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Intramuros, Manila 02 525, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colegio de Santa Rosa (a few steps from this marker); University of Santo Tomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de Espaņa (within shouting distance of this marker); Santo Domingo Church and Convent (within shouting distance of this marker); Padre Jose A. Burgos (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ayuntamiento (about 120 meters away); Cruceiro (about 150 meters away); Plaza de Roma (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Intramuros.
 
Also see . . .
Pre-war Plaza Santo Tomas image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
2. Pre-war Plaza Santo Tomas
 GMA leads inauguration of Plaza Santo Tomas. (Submitted on December 11, 2009.)
 
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Plaza Santo Tomas image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 4, 2003
3. Plaza Santo Tomas
This obelisk serves as a historical marker in honor of the Thomasian framers of the Malolos Constitution of 1899.
 
 
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 1,058 times since then and 26 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.
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