Monday, May 21, 2012

Plaza España - Intramuros

Isa sa mga Plaza na makikita sa loob ng Intramuros ang Plaza de España o Plaza España.



Anu nga ba ang kasaysayan ng plazang ito sa Intramuros?

According to traveleronfoot: The plaza was first known as Plaza Aduana. In 1897, the colonial government named Plaza de los Martires de la Integridad dela Patria in honor of the Spanish soldiers who died during the Philippine Revolution. The present name was given by the American in 1902.


In 1982, the Intramuros Administration restored the plaza and in 2000 it was renovated with the statue of King Philip II. The statue was unveiled by the Spanish monarch Queen Sophia as part of the closing activities of Philippine Independence Centennial.


Philip II of Spain Statue

And who he King Philip II? According to Wikipedia: Philip II of Spain (Spanish: Felipe II; Portuguese: Filipe I ; 21 May 1527 – 13 September 1598) was the King of Castile, Aragon, and Portugal. He was also king of Sicily and Naples as Philip I. During his marriage to Mary I, he was King of England and Ireland.He was lord of the Seventeen Provinces from 1556 until 1581, holding various titles for the individual territories such as duke or count.

 Marker at Plaza Espana

Also known as Philip the Prudent (Felipe el Prudente), he ruled one of the world's largest empires which included territories in every continent then known to Europeans.



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14 comments :

  1. I've never been to this part of Intramuros yet.. san ito dun?

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  2. never tried to scroll the place... maganda pala

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  3. like.. must see in intramuros

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  4. cool! di q pa nali2bot yang parteng yan sa Intra :))

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  5. Parati akong umiikot djan sa may Intramuros pero nde ko lang napansin ang statue na 'to, o hindi ko lang talaga pinapansin noon.. :)

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  6. I would love to visit this place.

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  7. Pasyal mo ako dito tol ha :D

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  8. As usual, impressive pictures and history narrative. ;)

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  9. Informative, would like to see the place. lalo na yun statue ni King Felipe.

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  10. Intramuros holds so much history lessons. I hope field trips to this place can explore areas you showed :)

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  11. ako din pasama naman baka may photowalk next time :D

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  12. I honestly haven't been inside Intramuros. I wanted to, hopefully with my girls...soon!

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  13. ayyy so full of history! Ganda!

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