Tuesday, August 26, 2008

bahay nakpil-bautista

Open to the public, the Bahay Nakpil-Bautista is one of the'must' places in Manila to visit, located at 432 A. Bautista (formerly Barbosa) Street, perpendicular to Hidalgo Street opposite Quiapo Church. A. Bautista Street is parallel to Quezon Boulevard in Quiapo.

The house was built by Dr. Ariston Bautista ( a doctor who discovered a drug against cholera and is a known philantropist) and his wife Petrona Nakpil. The house was designed by architect Arcadio Arellano on 1914. Here also lived Julio Nakpil, brother of Petrona who married Gregoria de Jesus (widow of Andres Bonifacio, father of the Philippine Revolution). Julio Nakpil is also the composer of the Katipunan.

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Anonymous said...

The doors look like many people have passed through them. They are important doors to whose house they belong to. A nice post. I enjoyed reading it and learning something.

Hilda said...

Yay! The thumbnail finally showed properly in the portal. But your page took forever to open compared to the others I opened at the same time. For a minute there, I thought it was going to make my computer hang. I have no idea why. Of course, maybe I just opened too many tabs at the same time. ;D

I love the door! And now I finally know who Julio Nakpil is! My aunt used to have a house along that street in Malate.

pusa said...

@abraham - :) thank you, this is what i love about doing this manila daily photoblog, i learn something new everyday

@hilda - thanks again for notifying me about the error :) i figured that it ws google adsense feed that is causing the black box thingy

hehehe, we really learn something doing this photoblog eh? before i only know that julio nakpil is a composer, i didnt realize that he was teh katipunana composer and the husband of gregoria de jesus... heheh nice to brush up on our philippine history

BCS said...

Are you allowed to take pictures inside?

pusa said...

@BCS - yes picture taking is allowed inside :)
it was just too early when i got in there and doesnt have the time to visit, planning to visit again in the future

BCS said...

That's good to know, I might just go there one of these days :)

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