One of Manila's most famous churches, Quiapo Church gets very crowded every Friday when thousands of devotees come to ... More
One of Manila's most famous churches, Quiapo Church gets very crowded every Friday when thousands of devotees come to light a candle in supplication to the Black Nazarene, a life-size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around the church is a fascinating gathering of vendors selling candles and curiosities like amulets and folk cures for obscure ailments. The present cream-colored edifice was built after the original Mexican Baroque structure burned to the ground in 1928.
Erected in 1596, Binondo Church is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in the Philippines, but over the
centuries the original edifice has sustained considerable damage from earthquakes and other natural disasters. Today the octagonal bell tower ...
This is where Presidents of the Philippines traditionally take their oath of office and deliver their first address to the
nation (Joseph Estrada broke with tradition and had his inauguration at Barasoain Church , site of the drafting of ...
The original San Miguel Church was constructed in 1630s as an act of gratitude by a Spanish governor general who
had miraculously escaped death on a military campaign. The church also ministered to Japanese Christians fleeing persecution under the ...