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Basilica del Santo Nino

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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I didn’t took a photo coz I respect the place. There were quite a lot of vendor will approach you but we respect it. We came to pray and to Thank for blessings. viva!!! Senior

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the oldest churches in the Philippines. This has a very solemn feel to it. A good place to visit when you go to Cebu.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This might be one of the oldest buildings in the Philippines. It's a lovely old church from the Spanish colonial period. Half my cousins got married here.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place is so holy. The altar is so beautiful and all visitors are praying. They have candles for litting. A very clean place. I will highly recommend this place for adoration and contemplation.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank vicpc54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not super fan of religion, but some temples is interesting to visit. The oldest Roman Catholic church in the Philippines , it is built in 1565, so it’s old enough to feel energy. Why you visit because to see Santo Nino ( Roman Catholic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BarisA210
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On of Cebu’s tourist destination. Crowded but worth the trip. There was an ongoing mass when we went there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank beautyandbeyond
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is always crowded, many vendors who will try to force you to buy candles or some likeness of Snr. Santo Nino. The lines for seeing the main attraction is not clearly marked. People with shorts are given cloth to cover their legs to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's very popular with locals and tourists. There is some history on the walls and dotted around the church. However the smell of the sewer is awful. It is easy to get to and the taxi drivers know it well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank helenbrown22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

82% of the Filipinos are catholic. This Basilica showcases not just architecture and artistry but likewise the century old history of the Filipinos' faith in their religion. A good place to contemplate and pray. #lightingacandleforpeace

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

A lot of history behind the image of Baby Jesus believed to have originated from Mexico aboard the Spanish Galleons. Survived a fire and believed by locals ad miraculous . The Feast of Sto Nino is a Cebu holiday and very widely celebrated by numerous...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from beautyandbeyond | Reviewed this property |
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25 August 2018|
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Response from Eric A | Reviewed this property |
parking is nearby. waking distance in fact. you can park on the side of the road fronting magellan's shrine and just walk towards the church
10 August 2018|
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Response from Basilica Minore... d | Property representative |
The travel time going to Basilica is 30-40 minutes.