SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH
The original motherhouse of the Dominican Order in the Philippines. The was also the shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of La Naval de Manila whose intercession is believed to have saved Manila from a Dutch invasion in 1646.
Rebuilt five times in Intramuros. Its fifth incarnation was a Neo-gothic masterpiece that became a landmark of Old Manila. The church was bombed by Japanese forces in 1941 and the rest of the structure was destroyed in 1945 during the Battle of Manila.
The Dominicans relocated to Quezon City. The site is occupied today by a bank and an office tower.
Have you visited the original site of Sto. Domingo in Intramuros? What are your thoughts?
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