Ocampo Pagoda Mansion

Ocampo Pagoda Mansion (via Gonzalo Puyat St.)

One of Quiapo’s unique heritage structures. Built from 1936 to 1941 by the lawyer and realtor Don Jose Mariano Ocampo.

Its architectural style is a fusion of Japanese and Western Architecture, including statues from both Christian and East Asia religions.

The tower was partially damaged during an earthquake. Currently used as a dorm.

One of Quiapo’s greatest treasures is its collection of heritage houses that date from the 19th and 20th centuries. Quiapo east of Quezon Avenue was largely spared from the destruction of the Battle of Manila, thus providing a rare glimpse into Manila’s old architecture. Sadly, this treasure is underappreciated and largely endangered due to postwar “development” and lack of state support and regulation which has led to the demolition of many heritage houses and heritage structures in the city.

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