This church is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and is located in the capital Manila, Philippines. In 1571 this was owned by the Archdiocese of Mexico.
It was set up by Juan de Vivero in 1571, on instructions by the Archbishop of Mexico; to confirm Christianity as a religion in the recently colonized state.
It received endorsements from the Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis and Pope Gregory XIII, during their visits to the Philippines. The church was elevated to a Cathedral in 1579 and sanctified in 1581.
At the end of the Second World War, the cathedral was hit by allied bombing and was totally destroyed. Reconstruction work commenced in 1954 and ended in 1958.
Things to do and see
There is plenty to do and plenty to see in Manila, like taking a street food tour in a Manila Night Market, a city tour of the old Manila. Take a visit to Rizal Park, or even spend an evening at Manila Bay enjoying the rays of the setting sun. When visiting make yourself homely at a service apartment in Alabang Manila such as the Somerset Alabang Manila. Being placed at such venues will offer convenient access to places of interest.
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