Wednesday, November 19, 2008

church of sta. cruz

Sta. Cruz Church, Plaza Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines

Church of Sta. Cruz was built and administered by the Jesuits up to 1768. Adjoining was the Jesuit College of San Ildefonso, founded by Governor Alfonso Fajardo de la Tenza on January 9, 1724. The titular patroness of the church is Nuestra Señora Del Pilar, whose statue was brought from Spain prior to 1768. The confraternity of Nuestra Señora del Pilar was canonically founded in this church in 1743. On the surrounding plaza the British returned the City of Manila to Simon de Anda y Salazar in 1764.


jaspercaesar said...

wow ganda-ganda naman ng mga pics na kuha mo on manila. mas lalo mong pinaganda ang historic manila!

more, more, more!

babooshka said...

It is such grand architecture

Roy said...

kuha mo ito? ang galing naman!

ganda ng pagkakakuha

Sidney said...

A nice soft light...

Art L said...

Wow, I didn't know this Church is that old.
Rizal or Bonifacio may have attended mass in this
church. In which case I am in good company,
I used to spend Sunday afternoon hearing mass
in this church. Sometimes out in front of the
church because it's always full on Sundays.

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