Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Palacio del Gobernador

Isa sa mga interesadong gusali na makikita sa loob ng makasaysayang Intramuros ang Palacio Del Gobernador.

Palacio del Gobernador is located infront of the Plaza de Roma in Intramuros.

Anu nga ba ang kasaysayan ng gusaling ito?

Ayon ulit sa Intramuros Administration Site; Residence and office of the governor general. Although the site for the governor’s palace facing the Plaza Mayor had been determined early on, no structure was built on it until the late 17th century. In the beginning, the governor’s residence was apparently built nearer Fort Santiago, facing Plaza Militar.

View from  Plaza de Roma 

The palace was rebuilt at its present site by Gov. Gen. Fausto Cruzat y Góngora (1690-1701) following an atrial plan, divided by a wing that bisected the open atrium. The southern half housed the governor’s residence on the superior floor and the Secretaría de Gobierno on the lower floor, while the northern half housed the Real Audiencia or Supreme Court. The Audiencia occupied the northern wing until it acquired a building of its own in 1788.

In 1850, Gov. Gen. Narciso Claveria gave the palace a new façade in the Neoclassical idiom. The earthquake of 1863 damaged the palace. Plans to restore it were abandoned when another earthquake in 1880 struck Manila. By then the governor had transferred residence to Malacañang in the San Miguel district, upstream of the Pasig.

The Old Manila Seal

The building was in ruins until its remaining walls were integrated into 14-story building, called Palacio del Gobernador. The structure houses government offices and the Intramuros Administration.

Palacio del Gobernador building design.

Presently, it's where the COMELEC office is located.

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  1. might not be as imposing as manila cathedral which is just on the same area but this building indeed was among the most important structure inside intramuros.

  2. Nadaanan ko na ito...

    Nice pics... Hehe! Dumaan lang...

  3. Hehe, sa bldg na ito ako may kahalintulad na experience ng 44th floor ni Unplog. ;) for more or less 5 years, ito ang lungga ko, sa bldg na ito ako nag-start mag-work dito sa Manila. Wag na itanong kung kelan ha, hehe.

  4. I wanna have an Intramuros tour to see more historical buildings. :)

  5. Nice shots! We'll be in Manila next month, God-willing, and will definitely drop by Intramuros. Very nice venue for a photowalk/quick tour.

  6. Nice shots! Thank you once again for another brief manila history lesson :)

  7. I think I've seen this back when I was in college yet I never knew the name of...thanks again!

  8. Palagi kong nababasa yan sa Philippines History books. Parang nadaanan na rin namin yan minsan.

  9. Is he allowed to speak openly against the ruling government and create ruckus so that the opposition party benefits from it? How can he take partisan stance?

  10. Tol! another awesome footages. Galing mo talaga. Wala kang katulad :P Keep it up!