San Francisco Church
San Francisco Church of Intramuros
Iglesia de San Francisco de Intramuros
San Francisco Church In Newspaper
14°35′28″N 120°58′42″E / 14.591192°N 120.978333°E / 14.591192; 120.978333Coordinates: 14°35′28″N 120°58′42″E / 14.591192°N 120.978333°E / 14.591192; 120.978333
LocationSan Francisco and Solana Streets,
Intramuros, Manila
DenominationRoman Catholic
DedicationOur Lady of Angels

The San Francisco Church (Spanish:Iglesia de San Francisco) is a defunct church along San Francisco and Solana Streets in the walled city of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. The church, which used to be the center of the Franciscan missions in the Philippines, was destroyed during the Second World War. The site has been occupied by Mapúa University since the war.


When the Franciscans arrived in the Philippines in 1578, they built a church made of nipa, bamboo and wood, which was inaugurated on August 2 and was dedicated to the Our Lady of Angels.[1] On November 5, 1739, the cornerstone of a new stone church was laid. It was destroyed in the bombings of Manila during the Second World War.[2] The statue of Saint Anthony of Padua in the courtyard of Santuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park, Makati, was the lone survivor of the ravages of the war.[1] Since World War II, the site has been occupied by the Mapúa Institute of Technology.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Gutay, J. F. "Long" D. "Church of the Our Lady of the Angels in Intramuros, Manila". OFM Philippines Archives. Order of Franciscan Minors in the Philippines. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. ^ Bryan & Olivares 1899, p. 636