Palacio Arzobispal

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Palacio Arzobispal
Archbishop's Palace
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A corner view of the Archbishop of Manila's Palace
Alternative names Arsobispado ng Maynila
General information
Type Mansion
Architectural style Bahay na Bato
Address 121 Arzobispo Street
Town or city Intramuros, Manila
Country Philippines
Owner Archdiocese of Manila
Technical details
Material Stones, Bricks, and Wood

The Palacio Arzobispal is the residence of the Archbishop of Manila located in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. The Episcopal Palace of the Archdiocese of Manila was established as one of the five episcopal palaces in the Philippines.[1]

The Arzobispado[edit]

The Arzobispado was the residence and office of the archbishop of Manila, located along Calle Arzobispo, the site was purchased during the episcopacy of Archbishop Millan de Poblete (1653 - 1667). It has a drapery-decked throne room, wherein formal receptions were held, the building was destroyed in 1944 during the bombing of Manila. Since then, no attempts were made to rebuild the palace, the site is presently occupied by a guesthouse, archdiocesan chancery and archives.[1]

At present, there are 9 offices under the Arzobispado managed by Moderator Curiae Rev. Msgr. Rolando R. dela Cruz. These are the Archdiocesan Archives of Manila, Archdiocesan Museum of Manila, Auditing Department, Chancery, Human Resource Development Department, Legal Office, Metropolitan Tribunal of Manila, Properties Administration Department and Treasury and Accounting Department.

Present condition[edit]

The other episcopal palace such as the Episcopal Palace of Nueva Segovia (now Vigan) remains in use. Portions were converted into an ecclesiastical museum, the Episcopal Palace of Cebu was in an abandoned state. However, efforts were made to convert it into an archdiocesan museum, the remaining 3 episcopal palaces of Caceres and Jaro were ruined by war.[1]

Marker from the Intramuros Administration[edit]

Palacio Arzobispal
HERE ONCE STOOD THE ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE. ACQUIRED BY ARCHBISHOP MIGUEL DE POBLETE (1653-1667) FOR USE AS RESIDENCE. HOUSED THE OFFICES OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF MANILA AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE PHILIPPINES. UNDERWENT MAJOR REPAIRS AFTER DAMAGE FROM EARTHQUAKES. DESTROYED IN 1944. PRESENT BUILDING CONSTRUCTED IN THE 1980'S FOR THE OFFICES OF THE ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA (ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Intramuros, in and around: An Interactive Guide. Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc. 2003. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Palacio Arzobizpal, Intramuros at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°28′50″N 3°22′20″W / 40.4805°N 3.3723°W / 40.4805; -3.3723