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Plaridel Church - Plaridel

Located along Calle Rizal, Barangay Poblacion, Plaridel in the province of Bulacan, Plaridel Churchis one of the Spanish colonial era churches of the province. 
Plaridel Church HistoryFormally named Santiago Apostol Church, Plaridel Church was first established in 1581 as one of the visita or mission chapels of Malolos. It was formerly located in a barrio called Lumangbayan. However, it had to be transferred across the Quingua River (now Angat River) to its present location as it was frequently flooded during the rainy season. 

A church was built in 1602 and was finished fifteen years later in 1617. The church was made from adobe stones and bricks. Sadly, lightning struck it in 1705 and the ensuing fire razed it down. A new church was rebuilt in 1722 but was razed by fire again in 1772. However, this time, it was quickly rebuilt. 

The church played a very important role during the British Occupation of Manila in 1762 -1764 as it became the safe-keeper of the treasures and important docum…


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