Roman Catholic Cathedral of Manila (Manila Cathedral)

NHCP Photo Collection, 2006
Manila Cathedral before the bell tower collapsed in 1863 (TNL)

NHCP Photo Collection, 2006
Location: Intramuros, Manila (Region NCR)
Category: Building
Type: House of Worship 
Status: Level II - With Marker
Marker Date: 1958

Marker Text:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL OF MANILA

FIRST CATHEDRAL BUILT IN 1581, DAMAGED BY A TYPHOON, 1582 AND DESTROYED BY FIRE 1583. SECOND CATHEDRAL BUILT OF STONE IN 1592 AND PARTIALLY DESTROYED BY EARTHQUAKE, 1600. THIRD CATHEDRAL BUILT OF STONE IN 1614 AND DESTROYED BY THE EARTHQUAKE OF 1645. FOURTH CATHEDRAL MAGNIFICENTLY BUILT IN 1654-1671 BY ARCHBISHOP MIGUEL POBLETE AND DESTROYED BY THE EARTHQUAKE OF3 JUNE 1863. FIFTH CATHEDRAL BUILT IN 1870-1879 UNDER ARCHITECTS LUCIANO OLIVER, VICENTE SERRANO SALAVERRIA AND EDUARDO LOPEZ NAVARRO AND SOLEMNLY BLESSED IN DECEMBER 1879. THE CENTER OF THE CROSS ON THE DOME IS A REFERENCE POINT OF ASTRONOMICAL LONGITUDES OF MANILA IN 1945. SIXTH CATHEDRAL RECONSTRUCTION 1954-1958; UNDER THE DIRECTION OF ASRCHBISHOP RUFINO J. SANTOS OF MANILA MAINLY WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE. FERNANDO OCAMPO, ARCHITECT.

No comments:

Post a Comment