Las Pinas' Bamboo Organ
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August 14th, 2009 – by: pinoycatholic
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.
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