Sunday, August 16, 2009

Phillippines - Church of San Augustin- Intramuros

Close up shot of a wall mural

These Chinese Stone lions were placed outside the church in the old days to attract Chinese converts

The design is derived from Augustinian churches built in Mexico and is an almost exact copy of Puebla Cathedral in Puebla, Mexico.This is the only church in Intramuros to survive WWII bombardment

Baroque Churches of the Philippines

Date of Inscription: 1993
Criteria: (ii)(iv)
Church of San Augustin: District of Intramuros, City of Manila

Church of La Nuestra Senora de La Asuncion: Municipality of Santa Maria, Province of Ilocos Sur

Church of San Agustin: Municipality of Paoay, Province of Ilocos Norte

Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva: Municipality of Miag-ao, Province of Iloilo
N14 35 24 E120 58 12
Ref: 677

Brief Description
These four churches, the first of which was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century, are located in Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag-ao. Their unique architectural style is a reinterpretation of European Baroque by Chinese and Philippine craftsmen.