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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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Biggest Church in Cebu

Near the Magellan Cross shrine, this is the most visited Catholic Church in Cebu. It house the famous Santo Nino. Many people come here to visit the Santo Nino statue and to have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Near the Magellan Cross shrine, this is the most visited Catholic Church in Cebu. It house the famous Santo Nino. Many people come here to visit the Santo Nino statue and to have answered prayer. Going out of the church are also many church relics and statue for sale. It is a beautiful sight for Cebu.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To me, this church represents Cebu. I was there this January during the Senulog festival. The church was so crowded that I could not even enter it. So, this time, I visited the church on a Monday morning. It's quite quiet and I can tour it at ease. I'm not a catholic, but still, I ask the nun to pray... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love visiting catholic churches when I'm travelling, especially through Asia, to see the different ways in which things have been modified & adapted to their own particular culture. However, I know that churches/cathedrals/basilicas just aren't everyones idea of a good day out. I was lucky enough to be in Cebu on a Sunday & on Sunday there are essentially... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Centrally located close to the Cathedral, San Pedro Fort and with Magellan's Cross just outside. Despite being a little bit of a tourist attraction, the piety and devotion of the visitors is palpable. Within its sanctuary walls it is peaceful and reflective, away from the hussle and bussle of a vibrant noisy Cebu.

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Tacloban, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was unplanned to go to this church and I was wearing shorts but not so short shorts. I forgot what I was wearing since I normally wear shorts when it is raining but don't worry they have an available piece of long silk to cover your legs, what I hate is the guard who called me was disrespectful. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Should visit this place when you are in Cebu. Feel the trust, belief and religious of the Cebu people. Feel peace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We just walked around looking at the old walls, roofs, doors, paintings. Be respectful as people are praying all day long. We could take photos in most places. There are signs on where you cannot. Outside there was an area to light candles and quietly pray. A great place to visit even if your not religious. The doors are open... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For tourists best month to visit is 3rd Sunday of January. It is most festive and exciting. It's Philippines version of Brazilian Madri Gras. For devotees it's love of Sto. Niño.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit crowded outside but a perfect solemn chapel situated inside the church for anybody who wants to have a moment of prayer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica of Santo Nino is a must see for Catholic visitors to Cebu, but not only. Impressive Cathedral with large crowds swarming to visit the miraculous statue.

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