Plaza de Roma

Plaza de Roma (HMGPA)

Location: Manila, NCR 40004 Nelson County
Country: Philippines

N 14° 35.528', E 120° 58.387'

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Formerly called Plaza Mayor. Converted into a park in 1797. Renamed Plaza McKinley after U.S. President William McKinley in 1901. Renamed Plaza de Roma in 1961 to honor Sacred College of Cardinals in Rome following the elevation of first Filipino cardinals, Rufino J. Santos.

Bronze monument to Carlos IV of Spain erected in 1824 as a tribute for the introduction of the smallpox vaccine in the Philippines. Fountain built in 1886. Statue replaced by Gomburza monument in the 1960s. Statue returned in 1981.
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Placed ByIntramuros Administration
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)51P E 281647 N 1614188
Decimal Degrees14.59213333, 120.97311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 35.528', E 120° 58.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 35' 31.68" N, 120° 58' 23.22" 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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