Basilica del Santo Niño
Basilica del Santo Niño
4.5
Speciality MuseumsReligious Sites
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,174 reviews
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825
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299
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ybo7000
Zamboanga City, Philippines285 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A historically famous church in Cebu city. Its beautiful and nice, clean and safe. One of the top must see place when you visit cebu city.
Written February 8, 2024
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Björn T
Wilhelmshaven, Germany63 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We were there on a Friday and this place was completely overcrowded. A service was being held in the church with loud music! Everywhere there were beggars or people trying to sell junk. We were super disappointed!
Written January 14, 2024
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Resort40576220040
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
The views are amazing, we have not tried the beaches so defintely we are coming back. The have very much places to visit and the historical churches are also amazing,
Written September 28, 2023
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Eivry-Laurenne Berndt
Leipzig, Germany2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
You can feel the place and atmosphere a very religious one! People are flocking to pray their intentions and light candles which is an uncommon find in our place in Germany. It was a good experience if not for the hot Friday afternoon and candle vendors which are ladies dressed in red skirts and yellow shirt to which they also dance and say a prayer if you buy from them!
Written September 28, 2023
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alwaystravelsf
Pacifica, CA444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Was quite fascinating how old and beautiful this church is. Was there on weekday and had a mass starting outside of all places. So many people attend that they have outdoor structure where parishioners can sit under the bleachers.

Basilica was very nice and also go to left side where yiu can walk down long hallway to see the small doll or baby Jesus santo Nino. Bring a handheld fan if you can as it gets hot .
Written May 23, 2023
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Waldo Manalang
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Bas is a magnificent religious site in Cebu City, Philippines. The basilica holds a significant place in Filipino history as it houses the Santo Niño, a revered Catholic icon and the oldest religious relic in the country. The grand architecture, intricate details, and vibrant atmosphere of the basilica create a powerful and spiritual experience for visitors, making it a must-visit destination for both religious pilgrims and cultural enthusiasts.
Written May 19, 2023
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M Earl P
Jacksonville, FL25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This place has incredible energy. We loved it! If you are ever in Cebu, make this your 1st or 2nd stop! Make sure you take time to offer prayers at Magellan's Cross!
Written May 18, 2023
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ybo7000
Zamboanga City, Philippines285 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Beautiful church. It's less crowded now after the pandemic. One of the top places that tourists visited when they come to cebu.
Written May 6, 2023
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loo c
belgium308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
The Santo Niño de Cebu is said to have been brought to the Philippines by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, and was given as a gift to the wife of Rajah Humabon, the ruler of Cebu at the time. The statue was later rediscovered by Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1565, and was enshrined in the church that would later become the Basilica del Santo Niño.
Written February 19, 2023
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand3,836 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 21, 2023
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