Quiapo is a historical district in Manila. our small group decided to explore some of the street while the statue of the black nazarene is still roving within the streets of the district during the annual traslacion.
theme of traslacion 2020
Quiapo is the hispanized name for the word kiyapo/ kiapo/ apon which grew in abundance within the waterways, creeks of Quiapo.
colored candles for sale
Along with some friends and some foreigner friends, We took a chance to explore the district.
rosaries and amulets
leis of sampaguita with camia flowers
We took the side streets and roam around the district and bought some items.
throngs of devotees and tourists brave the hot afternoon sun and overcast skies
different colors black nazarene handkerchiefs
rows of ancestral houses turned into commercial spaces
vendor of yema and pastillas
We bought some pastillas and yema on our way to Raon street aka Gonzalo Puyat street.
black nazarene in front of an electronic store along Roan street / Gonazalo Puyat street
Globe Lumpia with dozens of customer waiting in line to buy their fresh lumpia
food stall – There were over a dozen food stalls selling a variety of street foods, kikiam, shawarma, fish balls, samalamig and meal viand.
food stall within the ground of Isetan Recto Mall
The group walked towards T. Evangelista street which intersect Claro M. Recto street and LRT line 2 station towards LRT line 1 Doroteo Jose station.
Traslacion 2020 crowd is fewer compared to the past few editions. We took the LRT line 1 going home since there were few jeepneys within the district.