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Basilica del Santo Nino

Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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This famous church dates back to the early Spanish colonial era.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old church” (70 reviews)
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“child jesus” (46 reviews)
Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are into old or historic churches, then best add this tourist attraction to your list of to-visit places in Cebu City. The visit may be quite uncomfortable if you're not into very crowded places. There are so many vendors around selling balloons or...More

Thank TES983
Reviewed 6 days ago

The place where you can quietly give thanks to our Lord (if you are a devoted Catholic). Although it was crowded on a Friday afternoon, devotees were still waiting for their turns to see the blessed Sr. Sto. Nino.

Thank l0vetraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have not been to Cebu if you have not visited this Basilica dedicated to the Child Jesus or Sto Nino. The Feast of the Sto. Nino falls on the third Sunday of January - attracting many visitors both local and abroad - to the...More

Thank Lansdb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My colleague told me this is the oldest Church in Cebu. The Santo Nino de Cebu is the oldest in Cebu & is beautiful! Many queue to just take a glimpse of the Santo Nino! Overall experience is calming & is worth a visit. The...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest church in the Philippines.....this is where the Magellan’s Cross is located. The church was built 4 centuries ago and had withstand the earthquake a few years back.

Thank Naturelover264001
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place represents the faith of the people of Cebu, child-like, hopeful and ever grateful. It is nice to come here at 11-3 because there are not so many people lining up to touch the Sto. Nino. Someone facilitates the people for the line up...More

Thank laaglaag
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should visit Sto Nino. It is part shrine, part pushy people selling balloons and candles, and 100% filipino piety and chaos. I always say some prayers, light some candles, make donations and drink it in the atmosphere. Magellan's Cross is out the back walkway.

Thank tbralliar
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a serene place inside, you can really appreciate that the church's intricately detailed Saints. The only problem is it is so crowded and somewhat dangerous outside of the church because it is located in an underdeveloped part of Cebu.

Thank Vanessa9200
Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously this is a church, but whether you go to attend its outdoor open service or not, there is much to see here, and the church and grounds are open to walk through and see all that makes up this place. Its a very old...More

Thank AaronTravelsTheWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in the center of old Cebu and close to the old neighborhoods, this church is iconic. There’re multiple daily masses in Cebuano as well as in English. Photograph during mass is forbidden and Sunday is the busiest day naturally. The adjacent streets are closed...More

Thank James D
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Spike S
19 November 2017|
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Response from Myrna B | Reviewed this property |
The first mass is 5:30am and the last is around 7:30pm most days so I would say the church opens around 5am and close 9pm to give time to people to come and leave. The visit to the shrine at back of church is from 8:30am to... More
Spike S
19 November 2017|
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Response from Estefany T | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Salbutamol Math... I |
my email address is iloperamide@gmailcom since we could not pm here tnx