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Malate Church
Manila




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The Malate Church is a Baroque-style church which faces a small park and beyond that Manila Bay. The church was built originally on this spot in the sixteenth century by the Augustinians, and is one of the oldest churches in Manila outside of Intramuros.

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Malate Church


British soldiers took refuge in this church during their occupation of the Philippines and attack on Intramuros in 1762-63. The church was destroyed in 1773, rebuilt, badly damaged in World War II, and later restored again.

Malate Church is dedicated to Nuestra Senora de Remedios ("Our Lady of Remedies"), the patroness of women in childbirth. A revered statue of the Virgin Mary in her role as Our Lady of Remedies was brought from Spain in 1624 and stands at the altar.


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