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Saving Manila steel Basilica!

This is an unsung treasure Manila Who does not appear any travel guide * In ... The San Sebastian Basilica of YET BEEN a One of my favorites of the Philippine capital. Located in the Quiapo district, near the tourist downtown and Chinatown, is a church built entirely of steel, single CAS UN Asia. The kind of place Who you touch with a fascinating history, and Let not forget.

Built in June First Time wooden seventeenth century, San Sebastian Basilica SEVERAL a liver destroyed by summer fires, ou earth tremors, frequent IN THIS payroll, and tirelessly rebuilt ... EVERY time ... Up the late nineteenth century or non Spanish architect Genario Palacios, imagine June Completely new solution: a steel structure, capable of Who Would Resist the liver fire and earthquakes. The steel structure is built entirely in the UN workshop in Belgium, then the 52 tons of steel shipped by boat until Manila. The new San Sebastian Basilica, neo-Gothic and metal construction is officiellement WELL dedicated in 1891.

Posted by Roberto13124 02:10

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