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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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  • Attended a mass for the Easter holiday. This is built by Augustinian monks in one of the oldest churches of the city of Manila in 18th-century stone church. During the blackened stone inlaid glittering stained-glass Windows. It is a unique architecture say Islami Baroque. Reasonable along Roxas in Manila Bay in the malate district, which runs the main street stands facing the sea.
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  • Uncomplicated simple church with interesting fascia that survived the liberation of Manila. Just been refurbished with some more to. Luckily for time we went there was a small temporary exhibition on ...  more »
  • The Church is obviously a witness to history with savage past contrast with the vibrant malate today the Church acts as one constant factor. The battered facades present expressively to read authentic story which many individual stories are connected. It would be pity if this property by barrel ends renovation lost.
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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...
  • Our Lady of Remedies parish is one of the oldest church in Manila and very reminiscent of what the community needed that time
  • A small church showing history by its old outside features. Nice to visit.
  • 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

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