Basilica del Santo Niño
Basilica del Santo Niño
4.5
Speciality Museums • Religious Sites
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5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
4:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand2,677 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
I went here in the 3rd weekend of January where sinulog2023 coming back on street performance and street dance at the new venue of SRP cebu city. Firstly I visited this important church where Santo Nino ( baby Jesus) places in the shrine . The dat before Grand procession , it’s mass celebration to commemorate Santo nino first came to colonial city , Cebu by Magellane. The interior of the church itself is extravaganza arts of Gothic era. It’s crowded but the ambience was very tranquil.
Written 21 January 2023
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,079 contributions
Oct 2022
Santo Niño Basilica, is a basilica in Cebu City was founded in 1565 and is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, It is very close to Magellan's cross
Written 21 January 2023
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Oscardog16
Adelaide, Australia853 contributions
Jan 2023
Historical location that is important to the citizens. Pedestrian traffic is well controlled so as worshippers are not disturbed,
Written 10 January 2023
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uzmelissa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates173 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Spanish historic effects at this church is a very good symbol of their religious sites in Cebu. A nice walking distance all other historic spots and feel warm feelings inside
Written 9 January 2023
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Reslimpan
Rayong, Thailand2,905 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Interesting to visit and see. It has historical significance. I realize I need to study more about Philippines history prior to the arrival of Magellan. It appears to me that the Philippines didn’t really exist until the catholics arrived, that just don’t feel right. The basilica among the worldwide population of such buildings are average at best.
Written 27 December 2022
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thefilipinotraveler
Stockholm, Sweden283 contributions
Oct 2022
This is the oldest church in the country so it has a lot of history including having the oldest religious image (image of Sto. Nino de Cebu). As a Roman Catholic, I have visited it a few times and would really recommend it to other Christians.
Written 15 October 2022
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Ricoy
Legazpi, Philippines536 contributions
Aug 2022
Everytime I go to Cebu for business or pleasure, I always try to drop by the Basilica to say my prayers of gratitude to the Mahal na Sto.Nino. For his bountiful blessings and for taking good care for me and my family.
Written 14 September 2022
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lovehols
Dublin, Ireland165 contributions
Aug 2021
Well worth visiting. The doll-like image of Jesus is there to see. It's as old as Magellan, dating back to 1521. The rest of the building, dating back to 1565, will astound.
Written 28 July 2022
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A Santiago
Spain4 contributions
Nov 2021
Place is rich in history and cultural heritage! it's amazing how they've maintained it after all these years.
Written 17 April 2022
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Von Geraldizo
Cebu City, Philippines22 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
If your a roman catholic or curious with Philippines dominant religion then you’ve come to the right place. This church is very rich with history and cultural heritage.
Written 2 April 2022
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Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu City

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