Bisita Iglesia they called is my kind of Sunday today. And for the record I visited 3 churches in Manila with my good friend whose very patient with my trip this day. The first church I visited was the San Sebastian Church.
|San Sebastian Church|
San Sebastian Church is known to be the only Steel Church in the Philippines. I am amaze that a steel church do still exists these days. From the post, walls, ceiling and doors of the church, they are all made in steel. As per history, the church was constructed because of the collaboration of seven countries namely Belgium, Britain, Germany, China, France, Spain, and our country, Philippines.
The famous Quaipo, Chrurch was the second church I visited. From San Sebastian Church I took a jeepney via divisoria for only 7 pesos fare. Simbahan ng Quiapo or canonically known as St. John the Baptist Parish is the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Manila.
And lastly, I visited the Binondo Church. If San Sebastian Church was made from steel, Binondo Church was made from granite. It is known to be the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino Saint. The church was constructed by the Dominicans. Binondo Church was build and founded by the Dominican Priest to serve all those Chinese that were converted to Christianity.
These churches namely the San Sebastián Church, Quaipo Church and the Binondo Church were 3 of the historical churches in the Philippines. I am glad that I was able to visit these churches and to think of there are still many old and historical churches in the country that are still being preserved.