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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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January is an extra busy month in the Basilica where thousands of devotees, local & foreign tourists flock the image of the Holy Child Jesus. Many come to thank & praise the Holy Child while some come out of curiosity. Over the past few years,...More
it's my 4th time to hear mass here and the feeling is still surreal. Please be guided of the schedule of masses in English to be able to participate well if you cannot understand their native tongue.
There's a souvenir store on the left side...More
The Sto.Niño image in the Basilica is widely believed to be the same one given by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan to Queen Juana back in 1521, as a gift for their allegiance. It is reputed to be miraculous as basilica helpers attest that it sometimes...More
Our visit took place on the 1st of January 2019. Auspicious timing. The square fronting the Basilica was awash with colour from the huge bunches of cheerfully bobbing balloons clutched by the balloon sellers. The square was a thronging mass of excited Filipinos while inside...More
That was the it place I visited but I didn't stay long. I was disappointed with the city that I didn't feel like strolling out and about. But it's a nice place and if you are into historic monuments,its worth a visit. Good for photography....More