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Basilica del Santo Nino

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Address: Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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This famous church dates back to the early Spanish colonial era.

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A cultural must see in Cebu

This important Bascilica shows it's historic age and the generations of additions added by a deeply religious Philippine community. You can feel the importance this building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can appreciate the history behind the church, the architecture and religious significance. You can also witness the deep piety of Filipinos, and how they worship with all their senses. But if you stop in the Church in front of the image of the child Jesus (Sto. Nino), and say a short heartfelt prayer to God, you will have a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This important Bascilica shows it's historic age and the generations of additions added by a deeply religious Philippine community. You can feel the importance this building has in its community and it's part in Cebu's history. Easy access, but maybe avoid Sunday Mass time, many religious artifacts and architectural homilies of the Catholic Church. A fascinating place to visit and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting the Basilica was a very pleasant surprise. On any day of the week and most especially on Fridays this place is packed with devotees ... not tourists. Unlike most other churches in the western world, the Basilica is not a museum. Devotees flock to the Basilica daily in penance with real devotion you rarely see anymore. Take time to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must to visit. Magellan's Cross is nearby with is one of the landmarks of Cebu. When in Cebu never missed to visit this Basilica.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On Sundays, its full pack specially masses from 5pm onwards. If u arrive late, wait for the next mass for you to get a seat. Otherwise, just stand along with others. Its also a humbling experience to do so.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This church, which seems to be the epicenter of Catholicism in Cebu City, was founded by Frays Andres de Urdaneta in 1565, making it the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Philippines. Pope Paul VI made the church a basilica in 1965, saying it is "the symbol of the birth and growth of Christianity in the Philippines." To my mind,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the fact that it is a touristic place without losing its main purpose .. a place to pray . The museum is also good (entrance 30ph ) but unfortunately you can't take photos inside

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited with friends and attended the morning mass. Too many people and very hot. But there are lots of vendor for water suoply. A good place to worship the Sto Nino.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the bell tower has been restored. and better to go on weekdays if you want to line up to touch the Sto. Nino

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

and be amazed by it's architecture... come when there is a mass for the full experience. Be sure to check out the paintings along the hallways which will give you a nice history about Cebu and it's christianity.

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