on January 8, 2001
Come to this cathedral in mid-afternoon, when the sunlight strikes the stained glass windows which truly radiate. There are several groups of stained glass windows, each with a theme, though the main one is that of the Virgin Mary's life. The color is brilliant, and mainly tropical. Outside, the statues of saints are worth exploring, while the central door has panels to inform you of the building's history. Supposedly, the first cathedral at this site was built in the late 1500s, and the different cathedrals have been erected and destroyed. Manila Cathedral is the sixth, I believe, to be built on this site.
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