The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, also known as Saint John the Baptist Parish and informally known as Quiapo Church is a prominent Roman Catholic church Latin-rite Basilica located in the District of Quiapo, Manila, Philippines. The church is reputedly famous for enshrining the Black Nazarene, a dark statue of Jesus Christ which many faithful claim to have miraculous powers.
A cigarette vendor reading a pocketbook in Plaza Miranda fronting the Quiapo Church. There are several vendors in front of the church selling garments, toys, vegetables, religious souvenirs and local delicacies.
The Black Nazarene, known to devotees in Spanish as Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno is a life-sized, dark wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ carrying the cross, believed to be miraculous by many Filipino Catholics.
Black Nazarene Basilica – A closer look. Being one of the most popular and visited catholic churches in Metro Manila, it is well-maintained by the parish.