Baroque Churches of the Philippines (1993)

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Philippines 1999. Baroque Church of Manila. San Agustin Church, Paoay.

These four churches, the first of which was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century, are located in Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag-ao. 

Their unique architectural style is a reinterpretation of European Baroque by Chinese and Philippine craftsmen. 

  • Philippines 1999. San Agustin Church, Paoay. 

Note that there are several churches depicted on Philippine stamps, but only this one of those designated as World Cultural Heritage has been depicted on a postage stamp. . 

Sources and links:

Other World Cultural Heritage Properties in the Philippines (on this web site). Inactive links are not described on postage stamps. For more information about the individual properties, please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Philippines-section. 

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