Las Pinas' Bamboo Organ

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Las Pinas Bamboo Organ
A few kilometers from San Dionisio Church in Paranaque City, is Las Pinas City's Saint Joseph Church. Built in the early 1800s, the church, a fine example of baroque architecture, is home to the famous Bamboo Organ.

The Bamboo Organ is said to be the only pipe organ in the world with pipes made of bamboo. It took Fray Diego Cera, a Spanish missionary from Huesca, the church's first parish priest, eight years (1816-1824) to made the said organ. In 1973, it was brought to Germany for total restoration and was returned back two years later. Since then, the International Bamboo Organ Festival is held annually attracting both local and foreign music enthusiasts. For being "the only 19th century bamboo organ that has survived and is still functioning", it was declared a National Cultural Treasure in 2003.

A guided tour for a closer view of the Bamboo Organ costs P50. The museum, which used to be an old convento, adjacent to the church offers free entrance.
pinoycatholic says:
Hehe tagal ko na rin sa Maynila pero nun ko lang din siya nakita.. :)
Posted on: Sep 07, 2009
planisphere says:
buhay pa pala to?! mapuntahan nga... :)
Posted on: Sep 05, 2009
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Las Pinas Bamboo Organ
Las Pinas Bamboo Organ
Saint Joseph/Bamboo Organ Church
Saint Joseph/Bamboo Organ Church
Las Pinas Bamboo Organ
Las Pinas Bamboo Organ
a mini-bamboo organ :)
a mini-bamboo organ :)
a painting of St. Ezekiel Moreno, …
a painting of St. Ezekiel Moreno,…
Saint Joseph/Bamboo Organ Church
Saint Joseph/Bamboo Organ Church
Fray Diego Cera, builder of the Ba…
Fray Diego Cera, builder of the B…
Saint Joseph/Bamboo Organ Church
Saint Joseph/Bamboo Organ Church
7 km (4 miles) traveled
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