Monday, May 07, 2007


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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.


Omaheña said...

I've heard of the Black Nazarene, but didn't know much about it. Nice photo and history!
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Fredrik Ekblad said...

Interesting place I must say. Why does it hang signs with the numbers 400 on the building? Some anniversary?

Anonymous said...

It is a very interesting church with the famous statue. Your narrative is interesting too.

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pusa said...

fredrik, you are correct - the 400 sign marked its 400 years anniversary last 2006.

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful photo.

Michael Hansen said...

My grandparents lived in Quiapo for many years until the house they lived in burned during the fire Near Cartimar in along Recto. I can still remember that house in Coromina St.

nikkiiris said...

if you want to visit manila, Quiapo is the place to be my home town- nikkiiris

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