Philipines / Architecture

 Binondo Church

Name of artwork : Common name
Binondo Church
Name of place : Common name
Binondo Church
Country
Philipines
State
Manila
Province/City
Manila
latitude/longitude
14.5988656, 120.9837783
Type of artwork
Architecture
History of production
Binondo Church is located in China town area. It is north of Pasig River. The church was greatly damaged during the Second World War. Hence the façade was rebuilt imitating the old façade.
Art
The façade of this church is classic. The gable is triangular supported by ionic and Corinthians. It is worth noticing that the façades of almost every church in Manila were built in classic style. The belfry of Binondo Church was built since 16 century and it is not destroyed by the war. The belfry is octagon. The octagon belfry is built up into layers and each layer is different in level. Each floor is decorated with wall posts and camber. At the top appears dome and lantern. The style of this bell tower resembles Chedi (Tha) in Chinese art.
School
Manila
Period
Early Spanish influence 
Age
16th-20th centuries
Religion
Christianity 
Sect
Catholic 
Religion, Belief, and Legend
It is presently dedicated to the Filipino saint, San Lorenzo Ruiz 
Type of License
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Rights
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
Language
English
Date of Create
February 2015
Record creator
Chedha Tingsanchali