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Bamboo Organ Church - Las Pinas City

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Located in Las Piñas City, Bamboo Organ Church is known for its nineteenth-century pipe organ made entirely from bamboo. The organ, popularly known as the Las Piñas Bamboo Organ , is declared as a National Cultural Treasure of the country. Bamboo Organ Church Bamboo Organ Church details Bamboo Organ Church , also known as  St. Joseph Parish Church and also Las Pinas Church , was founded by Augustinian Recollects on November 5, 1795. The construction was started and supervised by Father Diego Cera de la Virgen del Carmen . Bamboo Organ Church - Las Pinas City NHI Marker of Las Pinas Church Bamboo Organ Church Facade Father Cera was known as a very gifted man. Aside from his inborn leadership skills, he was also known as an artist whose forte was building organs. He was known for the organs that he built for the Manila Cathedral and San Nicolas de Tolentino Church in Intramuros, Manila. In 1816 Father Cera constructed the now famous Las Piñas Bamboo organ an

Las Pinas City: Nature's Church

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Located in Apollo III Moonwalk Village Talon V, Las Piñas City, Nature's Church also known as Mary Immaculate Parish is unlike the Spanish era churches that I have featured in my Visita Iglesia articles. It is due to the simple fact that it was not built during the Spanish era. Nature's Church What makes the church unique is its nature-inspired concept. It was believed that more than 40,000 anahaw leaves were intricately woven to form what is considered the biggest anahaw roof in the Philippines. Aside from that flying spirally to the center of the ceiling and illuminating the interior of the church is a flock of 176 capiz lanterns in the form of doves. The Capiz Doves The altar, on the other hand, is made from a coral marble slab resting on two madre cacao driftwood pedestals. Behind the altar is the image of the Crucified Christ which is supported by the branches from the nearby 50-year old sampaloc tree. The Crucified Christ Church altar

Fernbrook Gardens / Palazzo Verde - Las Pinas City

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Located along Daang Hari in the City of Las Piñas,  Fernbrook Gardens also known as Palazzo Verde   is one of the most popular wedding venues in the country. Fernbrooks Gardens / Palazzo Verde Most people would contest that Fernbrook Gardens should be included in the  Visita Iglesia   section of my blog because regular church services are conducted in its chapel which is also known as  Notre Dame de Vie Chapel . Fernbrook Gardens - Las Pinas City Inside the Notre Dame de Vie Chapel Fernbrook Gardens has its own chapel but the chapel is just a small part of its venue. Overall, this place is more of a venue, than a pilgrimage site.  The beautiful fountain as seen from the chapel The fountain as seen from the entrance Having fun with the trumpeters Issues aside, Fernbrook Gardens would surely captivate visitors with its fantasy-like ambiance. Its greenhouse-like structure shows a unique contemporary architectural design. Aside from that the overall theme of the

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