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Malate Church, Manila

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Malate Church stands as a 16th century Baroque church whose patroness saint is Nuestra Senora de los Remedios (Our Lady of Remedies). A statue of the Lady stands at the altar and looks over the whole church. The statue, only 60 cm (2 ft) tall, arrived in the Phillipines from Spain in 1624, and represents the Virgin Mary as protector of women and children. The ornate design of the facade, madeof stone, shows an interplay between Muslim design and Mexican baroque. Make Malate Church part of your personalized Manila itinerary using our Manila tour itinerary planner .
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  • I have been in and around this church for a good long time, and it's not something that a non-Catholic goes near much more than once. What is good about it? It's frequently by many people during speci...  more »
  • Is set in a historic building, but looks smaller than I thought is the hometown Kanji is only on while also not featuring local people too come to worship here from Santa Cruz and Baclaran Church is recommended
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  • An old church in bad shape without maintenance. The place could be charming, but decrepitude in the background a visit which leaves "hungry". A little disappointed, I expected more typical.
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  • Originally built by Spanish Augustinian missionaries in 1588, the baroque Nuestra Señora de Remedios (Our Lady of Remedies), or popularly known as Malate Church, has gone through several restorations after surviving numerous earthquakes, countless typhoons and four wars, even used by British forces as a base to launch their attacks on the Spanish fort of Intramuros during their brief capture of Manila in 1762. The original statue of the Virgin Mary brought from Spain in 1624 still presides over the congregation from the altar today. More than 400 years since its erection on the bank of Manila Bay, Mass can still be heard every Sunday morning every hour on the hour from 6:00 on, one of the few places on the planet where you can hear an Irish priest deliver an entire Mass in Tagalog with an Irish accent - including the homily! The Malate Church choir is comprised of young elementary and high school children, directed by an organist playing a vintage Yamaha two-tiered electric keyboard with push-button programmed drums, and bass played with the feet, wildly popular in the 1970’s, the kind my dad used to play Bach and Mozart pieces on in our living room and on which I took lessons when I was 11 years old. Playing a wide range of worship songs in three different languages (English, Tagalog and Latin), some written by such Pinoy pop luminaries as Ryan Cayabyab, the melodies carried by children’s voices bounce beautifully against the high domed ceiling of Malate Church, wafting endlessly out the open stained glass windows, through the surrounding trees and weaving into the incessant noise of Manila traffic...
  • Old church. Great place to pray. The structure of the church was preserved.
  • I love you. Everyday. Eversince. For over 25 years. And counting. Thank you for looking for me. Never giving up on your search of me. And finally finding me. Thank you for being born to love me. Mahal na mahal kita. #Net
  • Excellent Place For Other Venues for Events such as Weddings, Funerals , Wedding pictorials, Masses, Baptismal etc....
  • simple looking church but perfect for rustic wedding theme

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