The Magallanes Monument

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The Magallanes Monument (1936) | @DTCAM_

The Magallanes Monument (Monumento de Magallanes)

Erected in 1848, the Monumento de Magallanes was an iconic monument that honored navigator and explorer, Ferdinand Magellan.

It was originally planned to be built in Cebu but was later on decided that placing it in the nation’s captial would give more justice to the said special monument.

It was originally located at the center of Paseo de Magallanes just outside the northern walls of Intramuros, but was relocated in 1904 in front of the Aduana/Intendencia Bldg and the Commission of Census Bldg. as seen in the picture above.

Currently, where the monument used to stand tall is now Plaza Mexico in Intramuros.

[Reference: Historia Manila, Nostalgia Filipinas]

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