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Sta. Cruz Church

After our Chinese style lunch at Wai Ying Restaurant, we walked on the streets of Manila China Town looking for something we don't know but those street products like fruits, vegetables and flowers seemed to be a street decorations, looks amazing! After few minutes, we were lost on the street and we couldn't get to our next destination. Of course with the help of GPS App on my phone, we were able to find the right track to Sta. Cruz Church.

Another famous church that can be found in the city of Manila is Sta. Cruz Church, of course in Sta. Cruz which is situated in the Northern part of the city. It is said that the original structure of this church was built on the same area where the latest structure was built. This church was constructed by the members of the “Society of Jesus” or known as the Jesuits in 1608 up to 1768. It is the first Roman Catholic Church built in this area. Its structure is made up of blocks of adobe quarried from the nearby provinces. It was dedicated for the newly converted Chinese who lives in Manila, like Binondo Church.

In 1643, this church houses the image of Nuestra SeƱora del Pillar (Our Lady of the Pillar) brought from Zaragoza, Spain. The old structure was destroyed during World War II and replaced by the present structure in 1957. This present structure has a Baroque influences and the interior of this church is modernized. The front is covered with peach colored marble that contrasts the white background. After taking photos of the water fountain in front of the church, we walked on the street at the left side fo the church going to our next destination, click here: Quiapo Church

  More photos and information about this travel, click here: 9 Old Churches in Metro Manila

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