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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marion93722
Fresno, CA507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Deeply rooted in the faith and devotion has made this place mystical and religious. The center of the catholic faith of the province with a huge festival dedicated to the infant Jesus every January. Light a candle outside for your sincerest prayers. Fall in line to get up close and personal to the infant Jesus statue and admire one of the oldest artifacts and church architecture in the country. Magellan’s cross is right outside its doorstep. Modest clothing inside.
Written 19 January 2020
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Albert Chan Paran
Cebu City, Philippines750 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Today (January 19, 2020), the 3rd Sunday of the New Year 2020 is the Feast of the miraculous Sr Sto Niño and we're celebrating the SINULOG FESTIVAL. According to Wikipedia: The Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, and is the centre of the Santo Niño Catholic celebrations in the Philippines. 

As a Sr Sto Niño devotee, I'm truly blessed to complete the 9 Days Novena Holy Masses (January 9th-17th, 2020) rain or shine, day and night at the Basilica Minore del Sto Niño de Cebu for 13 straight years from January, 2007 to January, 2020. That's a total of 117 Novena Holy Masses which I've attended as He continues to grant my countless prayers and petitions.

As a devotee of Our Lord Jesus Christ and of Our Lady, Blessed Virgin Mary, this is the start of my annual devotion every brand new year after we celebrate Christmas, New Year Day and my Birthday.
Written 18 January 2020
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,630 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Masses are celebrated here, both inside and outside the Basilica. The altar has many statues of religious men surrounding the statue of Santo Nino.

Outside is a small museum showing the beautiful intricate vestments and jewelries given to Santo Nino. There are also other statues around the areas.

Note: The original statue is located at another enclosed room. Picture taking is not at this particular area.
Written 2 March 2020
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand3,850 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 21 January 2023
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Lani
32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I have been to this place many times already (being a Cebuano born), It's almost always full-packed with people - both churchgoers and devotees. One good thing in the area is the presence of convenience, it seems every time I visit there is always something new - bakery, eatery, food stall, flower stand. It is strategically located too so you can simply walk to its nearest interesting sites as well like the cathedral, cross of Magellan and carbon (market) to name some. Anyone who visits Cebu almost always never misses this site to complete their travel.
Written 6 January 2020
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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 28 September 2023
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thefilipinotraveler
Stockholm, Sweden378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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ExpoNationals
Bakersfield, CA5,139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
The Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño de Cebu is a Pilgrimage site for many Filipino Roman Catholics. It is a historical and beautiful Roman Catholic church. I believe it was founded on April 28, 1565, and is the oldest Catholic church in the Philippines.

Everytime we visit Cebu, we attend mass here. Normally, we attend mass at the outdoor area because the church and grounds are very very crowded with people every day.

Many folks come to visit the statue of Santo Nino and pray. Always a moving and emotional experience. AMEN!!!!
Written 1 January 2020
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Vianna Angelie V
Chiang Mai, Thailand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Very historical and beautiful. We were here for a family get together and very systematized too. Magellan's Cross is near too and Cebu City Hall. Food stalls are everywhere as well. There are many devotees during January since the feast is every 3rd Sunday of January.
Written 12 February 2020
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JEAN G
Bacolod, Philippines373 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
I have a special place in my heart for the Santo Nino - and the Basilica of the Santo Nino in Cebu is no exception. We happen to be there with only a few people in the church so we took our time going around the church and the shrine. It's a very peaceful place and the old church is a historical place.
Written 8 January 2020
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