Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sto. Domingo Church - Intramuros

One of the oldest church inside the Intramuros, Sto. Domingo church.

What is the History behind this church?

How this church influence the people inside the Manila?


Here some of the answer i got in the net and ofcourse in my reasearch inside the Intramuros.

The old Sto. Domingo church in Intramuros


According to the Intramuros blog site ; "The Sto. Domingo church was built on a site near the University of Sto. Tomás University, that is, on the northeastern flank of Intramuros, near the Pasig. On this site, four other churches had been built; the fifth and last of the Sto. Domingos was in the Neogothic style, designed by Felix Roxas Sr., with construction supervised by Fray Sixto and Fray Ristoro. This was the church damaged by Japanese bombardment on 21 December 1941.


Arriving in 1587, the Dominicans were welcomed by the Franciscans. Bishop Domingo Salazar contributed 300 pesos toward the purchase of land and 3,000 more for construction. On 6 August 1587 ground was broken for a church of light material. Completed on 1 January 1588, the image of the Sto. Rosario was enthroned in the church. In 1589, the church’s roof collapsed compelling the Dominicans to build a second church of stone inaugurated on 9 April 1592. This church burned during a fire on 30 April 1603, which consumed a third of the city."  To read more about this article click here.


The Sto. Domingo Church now (May 2012)

According to some historian "The Santo Domingo Church was the Mother Church of the Dominican Order in the Philippines."

And this church was the home for the legendary Marian image of La Naval.


After the war, the Dominicans built a new Sto. Domingo, designed by Jose Maria Zaragosa in the Spanish Moderne style, along Quezon Blvd. in Quezon City. This capacious church houses the image of the Sto. Rosario, whose feast is marked by the La Naval procession. 

Here some of my shoot in Sto. Domingo Church - Intramuros

The BPI bldg was formerly the Far East Bank Bldg before BPI acquired FEBTC.

Intramuros Marker

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18 comments :

  1. sure ba ito yung church naging banko?

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    1. di mo binasa mabuti no hahaha...

      kasi nagkagiyera kaya ayun di na nila tinayo ang simbahan, ang ginawa nila ay nilipat na lang nila ang simbahan sa may Quezon city.

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  2. I love the old look of Sto. Domingo church. Classic. Doesn't look like something in the Phils. :)

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  3. Grabe pla talaga kalakihan ng Intramuros ano? Parang never ending ang post mo tungkol sa lugar na yan :D

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    1. hahaha oo sobrang laki talaga kulang ang isang araw pa lang libutin ang intra... kulang pa yan babalik pa ko, hahaha..

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  4. Ngayon alam ko na kung titignan di mo aakalain na dating simbahan ang isang bangko..

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    1. hahaha kaya dapat alamin ang lahat ng details sa iyong lugar!

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  5. Too bad the place was crowded with snatchers outside the church. I have had a lot of bad memories in front of that church. Got my first original Ray-ban shades snatched there and a fake Lakers cap too. Didn't dare chase the snatcher coz I don't want to be in a lot more trouble.

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  6. kaya pala nasa quezon city na ang sto. domingo church.

    nagtaka me nung una bakit Intramuros ang inilagay mo sa title. hahaha

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  7. I often pass by this historic church on my way to UST back in college, magnificent!

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  8. ahh i see, i thought iba ung napuntahan kong sto.domingo church un din pla un nailipat lan pala nice one haha

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  9. Alam ko kung saan yung church na yun :))

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  10. Well researched...
    Sayang lng kasi wala na ang dating
    simbahan na nagkanlong ng maraming pangyayari
    noong mga panahong yon.

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  11. i love sto domingo.. super ganda!!

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  12. Basta mat pagkakataon ay bumababa ako sa Sto. Domingo church na paboritong kasalan din ng iba kasi mahaba yung aisle. pero isa sa historic thing na naabutan ko rito ay nung iburol dito si FPJ na napuntahan ko naman.

    Sayang naman yung church na luma talagang giniba na lang. Neogothic pa naman. Alin ba ang simbahan na nakatayo na ganun pa? Parang iba pa yung sa San Sebastian no?!

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    1. oo sayang talaga no...
      yeap iba pa yung san sebastian!!

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  13. Only the facade remained of the original bombed out church in intramuros. It was a majestic sight, my parents went to church there before the war.

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