Guadalupe Church

Guadalupe ChurchTechnically, it’s a 400 years old structure with an amazing facade. Founded by the Augustinians, the construction of its foundation was laid in 1601 and was finished in 1629. Some parts of this church were rebuilt several times because of the earthquakes; and in 1880 the masonry roof collapsed because of the earthquake so it was rebuilt in 1882 by Rev. Jose Corujedo O.S.A. Later, this structure was burnt during the fight between Filipinos and Americans on February 1899. It was reconstructed and re-opened to the public in 1983.

Today, the structure still looks amazing because of the mosses and grasses living on the thick walls. The structure withstood because of its thick walls that measures a meter, I think. The side walls and the entire structure are supported by thick columns, like Paoay Church. The doors are really huge made of a hard wood; the artistic arches added a great look to its brown door. The interior of this church also has a cool and old looking ambiance. The ceiling is colored white which contrasts the color of the walls. Click here for my list: TravellingCup


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