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San Sebastian Basilica Conservation and Development Foundation, Inc.

Since 1621, the Order of Augustinian Recollects stewarded four San Sebastian masonry churches, which were destroyed by earthquakes or fire, and subsequently rebuilt so that the current San Sebastian Basilica, as a church, continues to serve as a place of devotion.

The church that now stands in Quiapo is the first and only all-metal building in the country. It's an architectural marvel whose heart is the devotion to the oldest Carmelite image in the country, Our Lady of Mount Carmel de San Sebastian, who celebrated the 400th year of her arrival in the Philippines in 2018.

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San Sebastian Basilica Conservation and Development Foundation, Inc. Projects

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Conservation of the 19th-Century San Sebastian Basilica in Manila, Phase 2

This project supports the continuation of work begun under a previous Ambassadors Fund grant to document and stabilize the building.

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