Porta Mariae

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Porta Mariae
General information
Type Triumphal Arch
Architectural style Neoclassicism
Location Naga City
Inaugurated September 9, 2010[1]
Owner Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres
Height 11 m (36 ft)[1]
Other dimensions Wide: 18 m (59 ft)
Deep: 4 metres (13 ft)[1]
Design and construction
Architect Gian Paolo P. Priela[1]
Structural engineer Noriel L. Villar[1]

The Porta Mariae (Latin, "Marian Gate") is a triumphal arch in Naga City commemorating the tercentenary of the devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia.[1][2][3]

The arch, 18 metres (59 ft) wide, 4 metres (13 ft) deep and 11 metres (36 ft) high, is surmounted by a 10 feet (3 m) tall brass image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia and two angels on each side. The main portal’s two small gates each accommodate three persons, while the central portal accommodates at least eight persons.

The arch was commissioned by the Archdiocese of Cáceres, and its construction was financed by the Peñafrancia Devotees of Metro Manila Foundation Inc. with General Salvador Mison as its director.[1] It was designed by architect Gian Paolo P. Priela and completed under the direction of engineer Noriel L. Villar. The Porta Mariae was blessed and inaugurated by Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi on 9 September 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Caceres Archdiocese Unveils Porta Mariae accessed January 9, 2012
  2. ^ Oman is an island website accessed January 9, 2013
  3. ^ Naga City: Porta de Mariae accessed January 9, 2013