Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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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