Thursday, April 17, 2008

malate church


This section of the city dates back to 1588. The titular patroness of this church is Nuestra Señora de los Remedios whose statue was brought from Spain in 1624 by Rev. Juan Guevarra, OSA. The British landed their troops near these shores in 1762 and used the Church of Malate for protection for their rear-guard in the capture of Manila. This church was greatly damaged by the June 3, 1863 earthquake.

The facade of Malate Church, in the foreground is the statue of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of the Remedies) believed to be the patron saint of women who just gave birth.

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are really nice photos. I like them and your explanation. A good read too.

Art L said...

As usual great shots and very informative. Thanks.

evlahos said...

wonderful captures

Panaderos said...

This is my favorite church of all in Manila. It's in a great location fronting Manila Bay, thus one could view the sunset while hearing Mass.

patrick said...

this is very nice..

look how a classic architecture is mixed with the modern world.. the fancy lincoln car could probably be a calesa of the old times..

and what's with the street sign ruining the sight?

whoever thought of putting it in the middle.

patrick said...

oh i just figured.

it's across the street. golly.

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