Officially known as Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Quaipo Church is located at the heart of
Manila City specifically along Quezon Boulevard in the district of Quiapo. It is the home of the St. John the Baptist
Parish which is under the supervision of the Archdiocese of Manila.
The original church built by the Franciscan Missionaries was burned in 1639. A second building was ravaged
during the earthquake in 1863. The current structure was completed in 1899 but was partially destroyed by a fire in 1928. It
was rebuilt under the supervision of National Artist for Architecture Juan Nakpil.
Image of the Black Nazarene
It was the Augustinian Recollect Priests who brought to the country the popular image of the Black Nazarene but was transfered only to
the Quaipo Church in 1787. The image is venerated by millions of people from different parts of the country who believe that the image grants miracles
especially healing of the sick. It is a popular destination of devotees during Fridays and during Holy weeks. A big festival is held every January 9 in
honor of the Image.
Facade of Quiapo Church
Infront of the Church is historic Plaza Miranda
Another view of the church
Inside the church
Image of the Black Nazarene on the altar of the church
Procession of a replica of the Black Nazarene
Religious items on sale outside the church
More religious images for sale
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