Quiapo Church, the Basilica of the Black Nazarene

The Basilica of the Black Nazarene, or the Quiapo Church as it is popularly known, houses the large black wooden statue of Christ bearing the cross. The Black Nazarene is believed to have miraculous powers. On Fridays (throughout the year), devotees of the Black Nazarene visit the Quiapo Church to celebrate the novena. Many believes that the Black Nazarene has attributes which can heal illnesses.

The Quiapo Church sits in front of Plaza Miranda, the heart of Quiapo, Manila.

The body of the Black Nazarene brought out of the Quiapo Church during the feast of the Most Holy Black Nazarene which is celebrated every 9th of January. The Black Nazarene is displayed in procession to the public in memory of Jesus Christ’s way to Mount Calvary. Devotees who walk with the procession usually walk barefoot.

The photo below shows the interior of the Quiapo Church. Devotees touch the figure of the Black Nazarene in hopes that they will be healed by the Black Nazarene’s miraculous healing powers.

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Pinoy Lakwatsero is a mid twenties professional from Makati, Philippines who occasionally takes a break from his work and travel the Philippines and the neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. His goal is to travel Europe and West Asia. Pinoy Lakwatsero also blogs for the Philippine Travel Blog


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4 Responses to “Quiapo Church, the Basilica of the Black Nazarene”

  1. March 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Nice shot of the church! How did you manage to take picture of Quiapo Church
    with very few people in front of it? :-)

  2. June 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    Great great shots.

  3. August 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

    many of its message give me some idea

  4. August 11, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    would love to be in this place back again, for i have completed a year since i stayed in this beautiful church.

    i do pray for the people of the philippines to get the mighty blessings from the BLACK NAZARENE and every one coming towards the Black Nazarene to be HEALED and not to send them homE EMPTY HANDED.



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