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Celebrated every 9th of January, the Feast of the Black Nazarene is a wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ held to be miraculous by many Filipino devotees. Its original carver is an anonymous Mexican carpenter, and the image was transported by a galleon from Acapulco, Mexico by the Augustinian Recollect Missionaries on May 31, 1606. The image is currently enshrined in the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila.
The following 360VRs were taken one day before the actual Feast inside the church and its vicinity.
For a glimpse of what the procession looks like, please view the link below from the previous year.
Initial 3 VRs taken on January 8, 2011. The author can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org