Why should we visit Manila Cathedral?
The cathedral serves both as the Prime Basilica of the Philippines and the highest seat of the archbishop in the country. It’s the final resting place for former prelates who have served the Archdiocese of Manila and was also used as a venue for requiem mass for former President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino.
Why do people love to visit Intramuros?
For 400 years, Intramuros was the center of Spanish political, religious, and military power in the region. … Today, Intramuros is a prominent tourist spot where visitors can experience Spanish-era Manila through the walled city’s churches, restaurants, and museums.
What is the importance of Intramuros in Philippine history?
Intramuros plays an important part to our country’s history and it is one of the popular destinations for a visitor to our hometown. It is the oldest district and is called the Walled City. Historically, it is the seat of the Spanish government when they colonized the Philippines.
Why is Manila cathedral historical?
Built initially as a simple parish in 1571, this magnificent structure has experienced countless wars and natural disasters and has since hosted countless historical events including a papal visit from Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. Its location in Intramuros is also as historical as the minor basilica itself.