San Nicolas district is located on the mouth of the Pasig River, just north of Intramuros. Overlooked by many, the district is an interesting place, with many stories to tell. Here are a few bits of trivia about the community of San Nicolas.
The Battle of Manila in 1945 during World War 2, led to the destruction of many buildings in the city. However, the district of San Nicolas has one of the largest concentrations of Spanish-period architecture in Manila.
San Nicolas has many surviving “bahay na bato” types of structures from the last century of Spanish rule. These wood and stone buildings could be found over the district, in various states of preservation and neglect. Sadly, more and more of them are being demolished with the passage of time.
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