Heritage Conservation Society

The online database is now at www.philippineheritage.com

San Sebastian Basilica (Quiapo, Manila)

Posted by admin on July 27, 2006


44 Responses to “San Sebastian Basilica (Quiapo, Manila)”

  1. admin said

    San Sebastian Church

    The Minor Basilica of San Sebastian is the first and only all-steel church in Gothic style in Asia and second in the world. Notably, the altar and some of the pews are made of silver. It is one of the four minor basilicas in the Archdiocese of Manila. It is said that the architect decided to use steel to build the present structure because the church is situated in an earthquake fault. In fact, it had been completely destroyed by an earthquake twice.

    The design for the church was done in 1883. The church was prefabricated in Belgium. It was shipped backed to the Philippines in six ships. It is said to weigh close to 50,000 tons. The church’s stained-glass windows were done in France.


  2. vincent said

    Che bella, Che bella!!! Bella Chiessa! Veramente, mi piace a videre ‘esta chiesa quando passegiatta nella Piazza Dell’ Carmen. Con il architectura Gothica, l’ambiance in ‘esta chiesa e veramente nell’altro mondo… Nell mondo di Nostro Padre e Dio.

  3. bRavO bAstE said

    gnda tlaga ng basilica nmin.. wahaha! lha bnatbat ung ibang basilica jn!

  4. anne said

    hi! i would like to inquire for wedding reservation. pls. send me a copy of needed requirements and a pricelist to my email address. thank you

  5. Atty Gerry said

    Hi. I have particular interest and pride in this magnificent Church because I graduated from this school way back 1990. May I just add that according to the UNESCO website, the stained glass was made in Germany, not France, as Admin claimed. Also both this website and the UNESCO failed to state that the Church was designed by no less than Gustav Eiffel, after whom a famous tower was named along the Seine River across Avenue de New York in Paris, France. Long live San Sebastian Basilica!

    • Bakas Pilipinas said

      Hi Atty Gerry. How are you? We are a conservation advocacy group called Bakas Pilipinas who facilitated the nomination of San Sebastian Basilica in the 2010 Watch List of World Monuments Fund. We are looking to connect with San Sebastian College alumni groups for networking and possible collaboration on conservation/preservation/restoration/repair projects on the basilica. Among our aims is to drum up interest and support from the SSC network of graduates and alumni. There are a number of pressing issues that need to be addressed soon regarding the state of the church building. If you and your SSC network would be interested to know more about these much needed conservation/preservation efforts, please get in touch with us through bakaspilipinas@gmail.com.

    • Atty Gerry:
      We have been trying to locate alumni members of San Sebastian College and High School. We would like to invite them to Bakas Pilipinas’ Celebration and Fund-Raising Event on May 13, 2010 at the Philippine Consulate, 556 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY. Please see post below. Can you send us contact information for alumni so we can send them invitations?

  6. admin said

    The Eiffel thing is still a rumor and has not been proven. If I remember right, the NHI says otherwise.

  7. nicky legazpi and joseph garciajoseph said

    The San Sebastian church of Manila is a Basilica and a shrine and landmarks. It is a marvel in structural engineering just like the Cordillera rice terraces. I suggest that this structure be declared by the UNESCO as a world heritage site in the Philippines.

  8. Chris said

    Good day!
    May I inquire for the requirements and price list for wedding reservation, and may i also know the contact number of the office?
    Thanks so much.

  9. JUNE said

    I would like to inquire for wedding reservation.. Pls send me a copy of needed requirements and pricelists to my email address. Thank you…

  10. Diana San Juan said

    Hi, can i please request for requirements and quote of reservation fees? Thanks very much.

    Diana San Juan

  11. Cherry said

    I would like to inquire for wedding reservation. Kindly send me a copy of needed requirements and pricelists. Thanks a lot.

  12. Tina Anasta said

    Hi! would it be possible to have the weddin at the abbey? it is so beautiful! if it is possible, would you be kind enough to post the reservation requirements and fees. thank you very much and God bless you.

  13. Heritage Conservation Society said

    This is a blog site of different heritage sites in the country promoting the conservation of these sites. This is not the parish office.

  14. Kathleen said

    Philippines is the best! you know what guys? people here in Canada, specially us filipinos were talking about this on Facebook, because someone had posted an article that talks about the basilica. two thumbs up!

  15. Bakas Pilipinas said

    The Basilica Minore de Sebastian has been included in World Monuments Fund’s 2010 Watch List.


  16. BAKAS PILIPINAS is having a Celebration and Fund-Raiser on May 13, 2010, 6 PM at Kalayaan Hall, The Philippine Consulate, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036. Proceeds will go towards the restoration of San Sebastian Basilica. Donation of $50 per person for attendees.
    Please make donation to Bakas Pilipinas Inc., and mail to: P.O. Box 2706, Church Street Station, NY, NY 10008.

    Please see our website: http://www.bakaspilipinas.org
    or our blog: http://bakaspilipinas.wordpress.com

    Email us at info@bakaspilipinas.org

  17. Cesar said

    just want to know the contact person and numbers if iwant to reserve the church for my wedding day kindly

  18. Yuyu said

    Ang ganda!

  19. zandy said

    Can you please send me a copy of wedding packages/price including its details.

  20. arjun said

    I would like to inquire for wedding reservation.. Pls send me a copy of needed requirements and pricelists to my email address. Thank you…

  21. cj tan said

    hi i would like to ask who are the priests in san sebastian church and the ministries and organizations involved. It is for my project at school. thank you 😀

  22. cj tan said

    hi i would like to ask who are the priests in san sebastian church and the ministries and organizations involved. It is for my project at school. thank you

  23. Roy said

    I saw some old photos of the church and on the caption is says that the church was designed by a Spanish Engineer named Genaro Palacios.

  24. char said

    This is really fantastic ! 🙂
    we can say that it is a pride of Filipino for having a church like this. ornament developed splendid decorations which we can see in exterior and interior part of the church. The most important thing is that the medium used was steel.. The durability of church is high quality.. It can stand for many earthquakes that it might encounter…

  25. Marco Seno said

    To those who inquire about weddings:
    Are you dumb? The Society has stated that this website is not maintained by the parish office. Filipinos can be proud about its churches but some of you can’t be proud about your intelligence.

    Contribute to the cause of the Society.

  26. philippe said

    l’église a ete fabriquée a Binche,en Belgique,par les atelier Paris…..

  27. The Seo BackLinks…

    […]San Sebastian Basilica (Quiapo, Manila) « Heritage Conservation Society[…]…

  28. seo said


    […]San Sebastian Basilica (Quiapo, Manila) « Heritage Conservation Society[…]…

  29. MLM said


    […]San Sebastian Basilica (Quiapo, Manila) « Heritage Conservation Society[…]…

  30. Eduard said

    I’ll right away take hold of your websites as I can’t in finding your email subscription link or e-newsletter web service. Do you have any of this? Kindly permit me realize in order that I may subscribe. Thank You.

  31. Thanks for your posting. One other thing is when you are marketing your property all on your own, one of the concerns you need to be conscious of upfront is how to deal with property inspection records. As a FSBO vendor, the key about successfully shifting your property in addition to saving money upon real estate agent revenue is knowledge. The more you realize, the smoother your sales effort will probably be. One area that this is particularly essential is information about home inspections.

  32. Thank you, I have just been searching for information about this topic for a long time and yours is the best I have came upon so far. However, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you certain in regards to the source?

  33. Arnelia Ordona Bautista said

    I would like to request for some information regarding my confirmation. I plan to get married and I have to submit a copy of my confirmation. My parents are both dead so i really don’t have any idea were I was confirmed. My school records show only Quiapo. I hope that it might be here. I am Arnelia Roslyn Ordona. Born June 12, 1959. Baptized on August 19, 1959 in Sta mesa. confirmed on jan 19,19? in Quiapo. I hope you can help me with this matter. Thank you so much.

  34. Serena said

    Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched over
    a short period of time, such as during pregnancy or as a result of sudden growth spurts.
    It has been proven in clinical trials to make a big difference
    to your skins condition – especially when it comes to reducing the appearance of scars and
    stretchmarks. Its rapid penetration of the skin, and effective tissue repair has gotten this scar treatment
    ingredient recognized by industry leaders, but it to can be improved upon.

  35. Hello to all, the contents present at this site
    are genuinely awesome for people experience, well, keep up
    the nice work fellows.

  36. This site said

    Much thanks! It is definitely an awesome website.

  37. Do you have a spam problem on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was
    wanting to know your situation; we have developed
    some nice methods and we are looking to swap techniques with other folks, why not shoot me an email if interested.
    If you want to free instagram followers to your
    instagram account, there are several very effective ways.

  38. twitter said

    Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thanks, However
    I am having problems with your RSS. I don’t understand why I can’t subscribe to
    it. Is there anybody having identical RSS issues? Anyone
    that knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanx!! twitter

  39. Kassandra said

    Hi. Who is the architect of San Sebastian church?

  40. facebook said

    Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iPad and tested
    to see if it can survive a 25 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she
    has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  41. twitter said

    My spouse and I stumbled over here from a different web page and thought I should check things out.
    I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to going over your web page for a second time.

  42. instagram said

    This piece of writing is genuinely a nice one it helps new net viewers, who
    are wishing in favor of blogging. instagram

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: