San Pedro Macati Church

San Pedro Macati Church was constructed in 1620 with baroque architecture. It was destroyed during the British occupation of Manila in 1762 then reconstructed in 1849. In 1899-1902, the Church was a hospital for American soldiers. I found old photos, which I included later on in this post.



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Inside San Pedro Macati Church

The reredos, I read, is still the original.


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The Church’s altarpiece is image of Virgen de la Rosa


I took these photos of San Pedro Macati Church for a journal/write-up on Makati’s heritage conservation efforts three years ago. Surprising, isn’t it? For an old Church to exist in a highly urbanized city.


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Can’t photo the Church from this far without the electric cables šŸ™

San Pedro Macati Church in 1899 and 1902


This is how the Church looked many years ago. The church bell was included at one of its restorations.


Color Photos of the Americanā€™s New Possessions 1900 (Philippines)    (39)

1899

1899
5 February 1899

Source: www.filipinoamericanwar.com

1902
1902

Source: www.filipinoamericanwar.com

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Plaza Cristo Rey, across the Church

San Pedro Macati Church is located at D.M. Rivera St., Poblacion, Makati City.


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