Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Historic Church
in San Juan City


     It's rare that I visit the City of San Juan and on our way to Chef Guevarra's restaurant last Thursday we saw this church. With its adobe walls and imposing buttresses at the facade, we just couldn't help to check it out. 

       I really didn't know that the city keeps such an architectural treasure. This church was built in 1774. The original church was built in 1604, burned during the Chinese uprising in 1639, rebuilt in 1641 then was set on fire again in 1763 during the British occupation of Manila. Cool huh?

       It's the Lenten season already. You guys might want to include this in your Visita Iglesia this year.

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