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St. John the Baptist Church
140 Pinaglabanan Street San Juan
Built on 1895, the church is a sanctuary to the 400-year-old image of the town Patron Saint San Juan Bautista, (St. John the Baptist) where the town derived its name.

Old Convent of Kabayanan and Sanctuario de Santo Cristo Church
Formerly the church of San Juan del Monte, it was built from 1602 to 1604 by the Dominican priests of the Most Holy Rosary. The original church was burned during the Chinese uprising of 1639. In 1641, a new church was constructed but was again set on fire by the British Forces in July 1763. Reconstruction of the burned structure was made in 1774. The church building became a refuge of the Katipuneros during the 1898 Philippine Revolution.

The Learning Resource Center Building at San Juan Elementary School Compound
N. Domingo St.
The edifice was the site of the Spanish ammunition dump known as "El Polvorin" (Alamacen de Polvora) and Ammo Arsenal built by the Spaniards in 1771. Seized by Filipino revolutionaries during the Battle of San Juan del Monte, led by Supremo Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Jacinto and Sancho Valenzuela, brains of the Philippine Revolution.

Spirit of 1896 Monument
N. Domingo St. cor. Pinaglabanan St.
Constructed in 1920 through the contribution of the local government, civic-spirited citizens and school children of San Juan. The monument immortalizes the courage and patriotism of the Katipuneros who sparked the Revolution against Spain in 1896.

Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
The home of the foremost, biggest yet unequalled flea market in the Philippines, the Greenhills Tiangge, where shoppers experience the exciting bargain buys almost the whole year through. Christmas holidays however, bring about an incomparable plenitude of goods and shoppers crowding the vicinity with an animated Christmas show as an added attraction traditionally showcased at the COD Department Store in Cubao.

Pinaglabanan Shrine
A historical site where Andres Bonifacio headed the first battle of the Philippine Revolution against the Spanish Regime on August 30, 1896.

The underground is known as El Deposito, used to be the water reservoir serving the entire Greater Manila area.

Monuments of Andres Bonifacio & Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo
Pinaglabanan Street
Two monumental statues of the prime heroes of the Battle of San Juan del Monte standing adjacent the Pinaglabanan Shrine un recognition to their significant contribution in the struggle that transpired within the locality as well as to immortalize their desire for freedom.

Club Filipino
An exclusive club of historical value because it was here where President Corazon C. Aquino was sworn in as President of the Republic of the Philippines by the late Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee after the famous EDSA Revolution in 1986.

 

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