Manila Cathedral

Manila Cathedral (HMGP9)

Location: Manila, NCR 40004 Nelson County
Country: Philippines

N 14° 35.502', E 120° 58.403'

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Roman Catholic Cathedral of Manila

First cathedral built in 1581. Damaged by a typhoon, 1582 and destroyed by fire, 1583. Second Cathedral built of stone in 1592 and partially destroyed by earthquake, 1600. Third Cathedral built in 1614 and destroyed by the earthquake of 1645. Fourth Cathedral magnificently built in 1654-1671 by Archbishop Miguel Poblete and destroyed by the earthquake of 3 June 1863. Fifth Cathedral built in 1870-1879 under architects Luciano Oliver, Vicente Serrano Salaverria and Educardo Lopez Navarro and solemnly blessed in December 1879. The center of the cross on the dome is a reference point of astronomical longitudes of the archipelago. Destroyed during the Battle of Manila in 1945. Sixth Cathedral reconstructed, 1954-1958, under the direction of Archbishop Rufino J. Santos of Manila mainly with the support of the people. Fernando Ocampo, architect.
HM NumberHMGP9
Year Placed1958
Placed ByPhilippine Historical Committee
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 9:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)51P E 281675 N 1614140
Decimal Degrees14.59170000, 120.97338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 35.502', E 120° 58.403'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 35' 30.12" N, 120° 58' 24.18" E
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7831 Sto. Tomas, Manila NCR 40004, PH
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