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Basilica del Santo Nino

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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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Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I miss Cebu. I really like the mass during Christmas here at the Basilica. It was crowded but the crowds were very respectful. I wish I could visit again during one of the Sinulogs!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is very nice, many people will come here to pray. This church is very big. Many people selling candle outside.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nomersevilla
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank purplepandora
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very old church (16th century) and very beautiful inside. Took a few pics but was not allowed to take inside the church. This one I recommend to visit while in Cebu City.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RDesilets
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gene g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple yet it shows off the history of cebu! It was a fun moment and I could see that the tourists are loving it too!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SuFri17
Reviewed 1 week ago

A definite must-see for the religious or not. Gives a sneak peak into the cultural mindset of the locals. Also just beside Magellan's Cross.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank drewfernandes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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6 December 2018|
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Response from sheik0906 | Reviewed this property |
Yes.anyone,it is a public place
25 August 2018|
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Response from Eric A | Reviewed this property |
parking is nearby. waking distance in fact. you can park on the side of the road fronting magellan's shrine and just walk towards the church
10 August 2018|
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Response from Basilica Minore... d | Property representative |
The travel time going to Basilica is 30-40 minutes.