26 July, 2008

University of Santo Tomas Postcards

The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines (or simply the "UST") is a private Roman Catholic university run by the Order of Preachers in Manila. It was founded on April 28, 1611 by the Spanish Reverend Miguel de Benavides. It has the oldest extant university charter in the Philippines.

University of Santo Tomas Postcard 1

The Miguel de Benavides Monument is the centerpiece of a raised open rotunda at the edge of which stand several elephant statuary loaded with hanging ferns or flowering bougainvillea. At the foot of the monument, four lions "guard" each corner, each lion holding a shield with a coat of arms.

University of Santo Tomas Postcard 2

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