San Augustin Church
Located in Intramuros (the Walled City), the oldest part of Manila, this is the oldest stone church in the Philippines. Construction began in 1586 and was completed in 1607. I truly consider this to be a miracle church after all it has been through - 2 major fires; earthquakes in 1645, 1754, 1852, 1863, and 1880; the Seven Year's War in which the British sacked and looted Manila in 1762; the surrender of the Spanish to the Americans during the Spanish-American War in 1898, and bombardment by the Americans and Japanese as the Americans liberated Manila in 1945.
By Christian Mirasol, AFAR Local Expert
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Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines