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Quiapo Church

Iglesia de Quiapo

Iglesia de Quiapo

Quiapo Church (910 Plaza Miranda, Quiapo, Metro Manila) – this church is named alter the district that it is in, and is home to “the Black Nazarene” (a much venerated statue of Jesus Christ which many people believe has miraculous attributes). Quiapo Church was originally built in 1586 by Franciscan missionaries, and since previous versions of the church were made of bamboo and nipa, it fell victim to fires and earthquakes over time (only to be rebuilt time and again). Stone reconstruction of the church was finally done in 1899. Every January 9th, an event is held for followers who want to touch the Black Nazarene statue (in hopes of benefiting from it afterwards, especially the sick). Admission: free.