Landmarks of the Philippines
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Urban Architecture Landmarks
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Cultural & Historical Landmarks
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|Antipolo Cathedral||Antipolo City||Rizal||CALABARZON||On 14 January 1954, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines declared the new Antipolo Church as declared the National Shrine to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. The church was elevated to the status of cathedral on 25 June 1983, upon the canonical erection of the Diocese of Antipolo.|
|Baclaran Church||Baclaran, Parañaque||Metro Manila||National Capital Region||Since the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 1958, the shrine has been authorised by the Holy See to remain open 24 hours a day throughout the entire year. The shrine itself was blessed by Pope John Paul II during his first Apostolic Visit to Metro Manila in 1981.|
|Baclayon Church||Baclayon||Bohol||Central Visayas||It was severely damaged when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas on October 15, 2013.|
|Barasoain Church||Malolos City||Bulacan||Central Luzon||Site of the First Philippine Republic.|
|Basilica del Santo Niño||Cebu City||Cebu||Central Visayas||In 1965, during the 4th centenary of the Christianization of the Philippines, Pope Paul VI elevated the church to the rank of minor basilica.
On October 15, 2013, the bell tower of the church was destroyed when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas.
|Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Charity||Agoo||La Union||Ilocos Region||On July 15, 1982, Pope John Paul II gave due course to the petition of Bishop Salvador Lazo of the Diocese of San Fernando, La Union that the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity be endowed with the title of a Minor Basilica.|
|Basilica of Our Lady of Piat||Piat||Cagayan||Cagayan Valley||On June 22, 1989, it was made into a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II.|
|Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours||Taal||Batangas||CALABARZON||Asia's largest Catholic church.
On December 8, 1954, the church was elevated into a minor basilica by Pope Pius XII.
|Binondo Church||Binondo, Manila||Metro Manila||National Capital Region||On 1956, the church was made into a minor basilica by Pope Pius XII.|
|Loboc Church||Loboc||Bohol||Central Visayas||It was severely damaged when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas on October 15, 2013.|
|Loon Church||Loon||Bohol||Central Visayas||It was severely damaged when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas on October 15, 2013.|
|Malolos Cathedral||Malolos City||Bulacan||Central Luzon||On December 4, 1999, it was elevated into a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II.|
|Manila Cathedral||Intramuros, Manila||Metro Manila||National Capital Region||On 27 April 1981, Pope John Paul II issued papal bull Quod Ipsum designating the cathedral as a minor basilica by his own Motu Proprio.|
|Maribojoc Church||Maribojoc||Bohol||Central Visayas|
|Miagao Church||Miagao||Iloilo||Western Visayas||The church was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on December 11, 1993 under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines, a collection of four Baroque Spanish-era churches.|
|Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception||Batangas City||Batangas||CALABARZON||On February 13, 1945, the church was declared a Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius XII.|
|Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag||Manaoag||Pangasinan||Ilocos Region||In February 2015, the Shrine of Our Lady of The Rosary of Manaoag was elevated to a minor basilica by Pope Francis.|
|Paoay Church||Paoay||Ilocos Norte||Ilocos Region||It is declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the Philippine government in 1973 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the collective group of Baroque Churches of the Philippines in 1993.|
|Peñafrancia Basilica||Naga City||Camarines Sur||Bicol Region||On May 22, 1985, the church was consecrated into a minor basilica Pope John Paul II.|
|Quiapo Church||Quiapo, Manila||Metro Manila||National Capital Region||On 1988, the church was made Basilica by Pope John Paul II thru the initiative of Jaime Cardinal Sin and Papal Nuncio, Most Rev. Bruno Torpigliani.|
|Saint James the Apostle Parish Church||Paete||Laguna||CALABARZON||The church is known for its huge and exqusite collection of images depicting the Passion of Christ, its century-old paintings and wooden images of saints.|
|San Agustin Church||Intramuros, Manila||Metro Manila||National Capital Region||In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.|
|San Sebastian Church||Quiapo, Manila||Metro Manila||National Capital Region||Only prefabricated steel church in the world.
Only all-steel temple in Asia,
On June 24, 1980, it was elevated into a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II.
|Santa Maria Church||Santa Maria||Ilocos Sur||Ilocos Region||The church was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on December 11, 1993 as part of the Baroque Churches of the Philippines, a collection of four Baroque Spanish-era churches.|
|Santo Domingo Church||Quezon Avenue, Quezon City||Metro Manila||National Capital Region||On October 4, 2012, it was declared as a National Culture Treasure through Republic Act No. 4846, otherwise known as the Cultural Properties Preservation and Protection Act making it as the first national culture treasure in Quezon City.|
|Tayabas Basilica||Tayabas||Quezon||CALABARZON||Largest Catholic church in Quezon.
On October 18, 1988, the title Minor Basilica was conferred upon the church by Pope John Paul II and the Congregation for Divine Cult.
Amusement/National/Natural Parks and Monuments
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|Bataan National Park||Morong, Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Abucay, Balanga and Bagac||Bataan||Central Luzon|
|Biak-na-Bato National Park||San Miguel, San Ildefonso and Doña Remedios Trinidad||Bulacan||Central Luzon|
|Enchanted Kingdom||Santa Rosa City||Laguna||CALABARZON|
|Kalbario-Patapat Natural Park||Pagudpud and Adams||Ilocos Norte||Ilocos Region||The natural park was established on April 20, 2007 by Proclamation no. 1275 encompassing 3,800 hectares (9,400 acres) with a buffer zone of 1,937 hectares (4,790 acres). The park was created under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.|
|MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park||Palo, Leyte||Leyte||Eastern Visayas||It was declared a national park on 12 July 1977 through Letter of Instructions No. 572 signed by President Ferdinand Marcos.|
|Manila Ocean Park||Ermita, Manila||Metro Manila||National Capital Region|
|Mayon Volcano Natural Park||Legazpi, Ligao and Tabaco||Albay||Bicol Region||First protected as a National Park in 1938, it was reclassified as a Natural Park in the year 2000.|
|Paco Park||Paco, Manila||Metro Manila||National Capital Region||It was once Manila’s municipal cemetery built by the Dominicans. Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal, Philippine National Hero, was secretly interred at Paco Park after his execution at Bagumbayan on December 30, 1896, and was guarded for fifteen days by the Guardia Civil Veterana. His remains were exhumed on August 17, 1898 and on December 30, 1912 was laid underneath the monument dedicated to him at the Luneta as stated in the Park's marker.|
|Quezon Memorial Circle||Quezon City||Metro Manila||National Capital Region||Its main feature is a tall mausoleum containing the remains of Manuel L. Quezon, the second official President of the Philippines and the first of an internationally recognized independent Philippines, and his wife, First Lady Aurora Quezon.|
|Rizal Park||Roxas Boulevard, Manila||Metro Manila||National Capital Region||The park was a tribute to the Philippine's national hero, Jose Rizal, a doctor and novelist who was shot by firing squad at this site on December 30, 1896.|
|Salinas Natural Monument||Bambang, Kayapa and Aritao||Nueva Vizcaya||Central Luzon||The park was established on 18 May 1914 as the Salinas Forest Reserve covering the Salinas Salt Springs and surrounding forest through Executive Order No. 44 signed by Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison. It was finally declared a natural monument in 2000 under the National Integrated Protected Areas System through Proclamation No. 275 by President Joseph Estrada.|
|Star City||CCP Complex, Pasay City||Metro Manila||National Capital Region|
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- Kim Luces (October 15, 2013). "From treasure to rubble: Heritage churches before and after the Bohol quake". GMA News and Public Affairs.
- "History of Barasoain Church". Barasoain Church.
- "RADIO MESSAGE OF PAUL VI ON THE FOURTH CENTENARY OF THE EVANGELIZATION OF THE PHILIPPINES". Vatican. May 2, 1965.
- "Basilica of Our Lady of Charity". healthpinoy.com.
- Estanislao Caldez (June 15, 1999). "Piat Shrine: From lowly sanctuary to basilica". cagayano.tripod.com.
- "Basilica of Our Lady of Piat". healthpinoy.com.
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- "TAAL BASILICA, BATANGAS: Asia’s Largest Catholic Church". The Poor Traveler. April 29, 2012.
- "Taal Basilica (San Martin de Tours)". pamana.com.
- "MINOR BASILICA OF SAN LORENZO RUIZ IN BINONDO, MANILA". churchspottingandbeyond.
- "Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception". healthpinoy.com.
- "IOANNES PAULUS PP. II LITTERAE APOSTOLICAE QUOD IPSUM AEDES MANILENSIS ARCHIDIOECESIS PRINCEPS BEATAE VIRGINIS MARIAE SACRA SUB TITULO IMMACULATAE CONCEPTIONIS AD HONOREM ATTOLLITUR BASILICAEQUE DIGNITATEM MINORIS". Vatican.
- "The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (The Manila Cathedral)". healthpinoy.com.
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- "Basilica of the Immaculate Concepcion, Batangas City". Wow Batangas. June 19, 2009.
- "Manaoag Shrine elevated to Basilica". manaoagshrine.org.
- "Peñafrancia Basilica Minore and National Shrine". healthpinoy.com.
- "History of Quiapo Church". quiapochurch.com.
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- Francis Doral, ed. (2005). Insight Guides: Philippines. Singapore: Discovery Channel & APA Publications GmbH & Co. Verlag KG. p. 152.
Near where Recto avenue becomes Mendiola Street is San Sebastian Church, reputedly the only prefabricated steel church in the world.
- "World Heritage: San Sebastian Church". Tentative List for the World Heritage List. UNESCO. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
- Layug, p. 88. "The basilica is the first and the only all-steel church in Asia, the second in the world after the Eiffel Tower of Paris (French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel himself is also rumored to have been involved in the basilica's construction) "
- "Basilica of San Sebastian". healthpinoy.com.
- Jane Dacumos (August 3, 2012). "The Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion – Ilocos Sur". vigattintourism.com.
- Gracelyn A. Simon (November 10, 2012). "Sto. Domingo Church declared nat'l treasure". The Varsitarian.
- "Getting Married in Quezon: Walk in the Aisle of Tayabas Church". Wow Quezon. August 16, 2012.
- "Ang Sambayanang Kristiyano ng Basilica Menor ni San Miguel Arkanghel". tayabasbasilica.org. September 16, 2014.
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- "Protected Areas in Region 5". Biodiversity Management Bureau.
- "Paco Park". National Parks development Committee.
- "Paco Park: Where history lies with the dead". Vera Filles. October 31, 2014.
- "THE CIRCLE OF SUCCESS: QUEZON MEMORIAL CIRCLE". circleofsuccessqmc. June 26, 2011.
- "Rizal Park". manila.ph.
- "Region 2 - Protected Areas". Biodiversity Management Bureau.
- "PROCLAMATION NO. 275 DECLARING THE SALINAS FOREST RESERVE AND DEER REFUGE SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF BAMBANG, KAYAPA AND ARITAO, PROVINCE OF NUEVA VIZCAYA, ISLAND OF LUZON AS PROTECTED AREA PURSUANT TO REPUBLIC ACT 7586 (NIPAS ACT OF 1992) AND SHALL BE KNOWN AS SALINAS NATURAL MONUMENT" (PDF). DENR.