Monday, May 07, 2007
You can never say that you’ve experienced manila life if you’ve never been to Quiapo. One of the oldest districts in Manila and is a cornucopia of everything that is Filipino. Here you can find a variety of goods ranging from street foods, amulets, herbal cures, native handicrafts, camera and electronic equipment, and pirated DVDs. Although Quiapo is best known for its catholic church, the Basilica ng Nazareno, the area is also home to the Muslim residents in Manila.
The Quiapo church in the photo above is the home of the famous Black Nazarene, the life sized statue of Jesus christ from Mexico, which is believed to produce miracles hence thousands of devotee flock the parade on its feast day every January 9th.