The Philippine Architecture: Spanish Colonial Period

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Spanish Colonial Period
Chapter Review
Arch 117

Abegail Imee R. Enriquez

Spanish Colonial Period
How does Spanish Colonial architecture reflect Filipino identity? Discuss the various building types and their relationship to pre-colonial architecture in your arguments.

Spanish colonial architecture reflects Filipino identity mostly through the Religious Architecture. As what the world knows, Philippines is the only Catholic country in Southeast Asia; thus, most of our structures all over the archipelago were Catholic Churches due to the influence of Catholicism. Filipino Identity was basically patterned from the Spanish; the way the Filipinos think of standards, the way Filipinos design, and the way Filipinos appreciate
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Serrao is shipwrecked but struggles on to Hitu (northern Ambon) and wins the favour of the local rulers. Francisco Serrão's letters to Ferdinand Magellan, carried to Portugal via Portuguese Malacca and describing the 'Spice Islands', helped Magellan persuade the King of Spain to finance his circumnavigation.[6] Before they met each other, Serrão mysteriously died in Ternate at almost the same time Magellan was killed in the Philippines.

The Canary Islands
During the 15th century, Castile and Portugal became territorial and commercial rivals in the Atlantic western zone. Portugal obtained several Papal bulls which acknowledged Portuguese control over the discovered territories, but Castile also obtained from the Pope the safeguard of its rights to the Canary Islands with the bulls Romani Pontifex and Dominatur Dominus. The Conquest of the Canary Islands, inhabited by Guanche people, began in 1402 under the reign of Henry III of Castile, authorizing under feudal agreement to Norman noblemen Jean de Béthencourt. The conquest only finished when the armies of the Crown of Castille won, after long and bloody wars, the islands of Gran Canaria, La Palma and Tenerife.
After the history of the Canary Islands, the first colonial war and world’s partition occur.

The first colonial war and world’s partition
The Portuguese tried vainly to keep secret about their discovery of the Gold Coast in the Gulf of

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