Quiapo

Quiapo is geographically located at the very center of the city of Manila. It is bounded by Estero de San Miguel on the South, San Miguel on the East, Recto Avenue on the North and Quezon Boulevard on the West. It is referred the “Old Dontown”.


Quiapo Church is also located in the square district of the downtown. It is the home of the Black Nazarene which is also known as the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazaren de Quiapo (Our Father Jesus Nazarene of Quiapo). The feast of the Black Nazarene is celebrated every January 9. Where in millions of barefoot devotees came to the procession which starts from Quirino Grand Stand up to Quiapo Church.




Friday is the busiest day of the week in Quiapo Church. Especially the first Friday of the month where in the devotees come to attend the mass and novena.


In front of the Quiapo Church is Plaza Miranda. It was one of the venues where rallies are held in the 1970’s. In August 21, 1971, a tragic moment happened during the Marcos era. A bombing occurred during a political campaign rally of the Liberal Party who killed nine innocent civilians and injured 95 others. This was famously called the Plaza Miranda bombing. But now a day, you will no longer feel that there is a tragedy happens on it. Plaza Miranda becomes the center of trading of goods and services.


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