San Agustin Church

san agustin church
San Agustin Church | Renacimiento Manila (@rebirth,manila) | Powerpoint Art by Diego Torres @egong.von

SAN AGUSTIN CHURCH (UNESCO World Heritage Site) – Shrine of the Nuestra Senora de Consolacion y Correa

The oldest church by the establishment in Intramuros. Motherhouse of the Augustinian Order in the Philippines since the 16th century. Destroyed by fire and a pirate attack, the present church was built out of stone and completed in 1607, followed by the old monastery in 1609. Looted by British forces in 1762. Survived earthquakes that ravaged the city, losing a bell tower in 1880. The church was the lone survivor in Intramuros after the battle of Manila. The monastery today houses the Museo de San Agustin. It is also the shrine of the Nuestra Señora de Consolacion y Correa.

Have you visited San Agustin and its museum? If so, what feature of the church caught your attention the most? Comment down below 🙂

Powerpoint Art by Diego Torres @egong.von

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