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This famous church dates back to the early Spanish colonial era. The Church was founded by the Augustinian friars since their arrival in 1565. You could also find in the church the miraculous image of Sto. Nino (Child-Jesus).
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Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 255 6697
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've been in this place before and I thought it's suer cool. But I've seen on TV that this place was damaged due to earthquake. I'm just glad that it has recovered. I'm not a Catholic but I like this place. I like the interior...More

Thank Rai1417
Reviewed 3 days ago

This church is an old church when Ferdinand Magellan brought the holy child. You can see this Holy Child when you go to or visit the church as the original one as preserved. This church was built in Spanish time and its big church. The...More

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This basilica stands right beside the big cross planted by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Both facade and interior are equally awesome. The ambiance inside is provocative of our sense of spirituality. A good place to talk to the Child Jesus.

Thank olintaha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both a historical and religious spot, the Basilica del Sto Niño is indeed a must see when visiting Cebu. The paintings displayed at the adjacent structure are magnificent showing historical perspective of the Basilica's colorful past since Spanish time. The religiosity of the people is...More

Thank Boysie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A heritage from our ancestors from the Spanish occupation era. The place is a religious symbol for most Cebuanos for its dedication to and worship of the holy infant Jesus Christ. We attend the solemn masses and join annual processions commemorating the founding of the...More

Thank TitoBethoven
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to visit here during our city tour the infrastructure is nice,i love everything on it location is good its nearby other historic place so u can just walk around with out paying the expensive tour.

Thank dianne_tjm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in the Philippines of course churches are a must. More than 80% are catholic. So religious sites are a topic. This is a nice place, no idea how important but well maintained. If you’re visiting Cebu city you’ll come across this! Enjoy it.

Thank Around my world X
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here in our city tour hosted by CebuTours.ph and this church looks so great, I heard not a good day to tour here every 2nd and 3rd week of Jan lots of people are coming in the church for the annual fiesta.

Thank lourdgardner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there on a Sunday afternoon. Place was packed as lots of prayers going on. A lot of people. But this place is special as you can see a unique statue of Baby Jesus. What I was fascinated was the devotion of people to...More

Thank Wander_Lust1969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the blessed opportunity to attend Sunday mass. Mass was conducted in an open area but you can see well. If I visit CEBU again I will definitely visit the is great holy Basilica

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13 February 2018|
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Response from Esra B | Reviewed this property |
It’s near the Magellan cross ..you can search Magellan cross instead ..
13 February 2018|
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Response from RoyalMom8 | Reviewed this property |
I think the location pinned here at TripAdvisor isn’t correct. The Basilica is very near the Magellan’s Cross. I remember being dropped at Magellan’s Cross then just walking towards the Basilica. I think Google map is more... More
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1 January 2018|
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Response from TES983 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open on New Year's Day.