Information about Quiapo Church
The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, widely known as the Quiapo Church is one of the most famous basilicas in the metro. It holds in it the Black Nazarene, a statue of Jesus Christ carrying a cross that is said to be miraculous. The façade of the Quiapo Church is prominent with its baroque style. Seen with its unique construction, the church is also distinctive with the different religious statues that are present in it. The Quiapo church is also considered as the church of the masses as it is described as “Kanlungan ng mga Mahihirap."
Around the church are varieties of outdoor stores catering all sorts of needs from spiritual to personal—there you can see fortune telling and faith healing services, alongside with balloons, flowers, clothes, statues, figurines, icons, herbal medicines, and many more.
One of the most anticipated celebrations of the devotees is the feast of the Black Nazarene. It is an annual gathering that culminates ever 9th of January. During this day, a solemn procession takes place along the roads of Manila where the black Nazarene is being carried along. The miraculous statue is believed to deliver miracles to those who attempt to touch it. The Quiapo Church is more than just an ordinary church, as it carries its rich spiritual roots that took part in shaping the metro.
How to get there
Aside from riding a jeepney bound for Quiapo, you can take the LRT-2 line to the Recto stop. You'll get there in around 850 meters if you go south on Evangelista St.
Best time to visit
The church is open to the public anytime, 24 hours a day.