Feb 28, 2012

Manila Diary: San Agustin Church

The San Agustin Church is located inside Intramuros. It is the oldest stone church in the Philippines and was built in 1589. It is also one of the four Baroque churches of the Philippines designated by the Unesco as a World Heritage Site. The tomb of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, the first Spanish governor of the Philippines and who ordered the construction of Intramuros, is located in the chapel.

I have been inside the San Agustin Church before but I cant remember any of the architecture of works inside the church. Unfortunately, there was a shooting inside the church so we were not able to go in.
But just look at the details in one of the church doors and am sure you will be amazed at how magnificent the inside is. This is a favorite venue for weddings so there must be something special about this church!
I will try and visit (and take photos) of the interior of the San Agustin Church in my next visit, as part of my continuing Manila Diary.

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