St.Agustin Church is a Catholic church. It was built in 1571. The earliest building was built of bamboo, coconut leaves and earth. In 1574, the invaded pirates burned to ashes. After the reconstruction and destruction of the fire, the Spanish colonial authorities had to decide to rebuild the St. Augustine Church with stone. In 1599, when the church started, there was a problem immediately. The locals only used coconuts and bamboo to make buildings. There was no way to repair such a stone building. At that time, the Philippines was an important transit point for Chinese people to move to Nanyang. Many Chinese would stay in the Philippines, so the Spaniards hired a large number of Chinese workers to repair the church.
St. Augustine's Church, the Vatican in the East
The Philippines is dotted with numerous Catholic churches, known as the Vatican in the East. In the capital, Manila, the heart of the city where the Spanish colonists lived, stood a church that had survived the earthquake, typhoon and war. It was 400 years old and was listed by the UNESCO in 1993. Heritage List of St. Augustine.
St. Augustine Church is characterized by reliefs on the stones, meticulously realistic. There are paintings on the ceiling and walls inside the church, with the image of Augustine and Jesus in the middle. The most tropical features are the branch lights and bright sunshine that illuminate the stained glass for a long time.
Manila is really beautiful in the old town inside the city wall. Two of the churches are worth visiting. The first St. Augustine church I visited was the most shocking one. If you come to Manila, there is only one place to go. Don't miss it here. Being in the old city has made it a different place. However, when you walked in and smashed about 30 yuan, you found that it was really worth the money. The outer stone wall is very strong at first sight, and there are many things inside.
The church has two floors but it does not seem to be a place of worship. It should not be a typical church. The corridor looks very open and bright, and it is very clean. The collection inside is even more open than the current Philippines. The gap in the street, the feeling of being in Europe is not like it, it is really a sense of authenticity.
The streets of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, are dotted with churches of all sizes, and the Augustinian Church is one of the most impressive. Although its appearance is not particularly grand, the ancient story and the history of the vicissitudes of life, the content is like an art palace, showing a romantic atmosphere everywhere, it is amazing. The
Augustin Church is located in the heart of the Plaza de Espaa and is easily accessible by foot or by horse-drawn carriage. The exterior of the church is not particularly gorgeous, the hall of a masonry building, and the four-story square tower, seemingly unpretentious. However, walking into the interior of the church is quite different from the rustic look. The interior of the church is splendid, with a rounded roof and a pretty exquisite mural, which looks quite impressive.
In addition, when I came to the ancient Augustin church, it was in the afternoon, many people in the church were praying, the pastor prayed in front, and the people stood quietly underneath, silently silently, silently in the mouth, it was extraordinarily solemn.
Entering the church along the corridor, the magnificent crystal lamps, the beautiful glass windows, the paintings of the Virgin on both sides, the cross of Jesus, dazzling and dazzling.
The location of the church is the heart of the city in which the Spanish colonists lived. After more than 400 years of experience here, this great church has survived the earthquake, typhoon, and baptism of war. It has to be said to be a legend of the city.
Founded in 1571, St. Augustine Church is an ancient stone church in the Philippines and is listed as a World Heritage Site as a representative of the Baroque Church. The church is located in the city of the city and is a symbol of the history of the Philippines. The early church was built with bamboo, coconut leaves and mud, and was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt in 1599 and changed into stone building. The reliefs in the church are meticulously realistic, with precious religious paintings; the stained glass refracts the sun and sets off the nobleness of the church. The choir on the top of the church overlooks the church.