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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.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
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“child jesus” (46 reviews)
Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful paintings that takes you to Cebu's history. Visiting churches will always make you feel better so there's nothing more to say but to see it for yourself. There is a queue to see the Santo Nino in the chapel but it's all worth it.

Thank Teej S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You do not have to be religious to appreciate a historical Basilica such as del Santo Nino. There is so much to see. You can pray for a miracle. Or just give thanks that you are alive and able to get about, despite whatever difficulties...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

More people praying here than the last dozen churches I visited put together. Quiet and reverent, with many paintings and descriptions of the inception and growth of Christianity in the area. Worth a visit.

Thank JMD1951
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe that Santo Nino is a miraculous place. Eversince I was young we always find time to visit the most popular church in cebu which is located in the heart ofthe city. Security checking is good so there's no need to worry.

Thank Leizzl G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth a visit for those interested in Asian Christianity and those interested in the Age of Discovery (or both). Being able to stand face-to-face with the Christ child statue delivered by Magellan himself was something I found extremely fascinating. There are very long...More

Thank Trevor1223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times and it is definitely worth seeing and should be added to any tourist list of things to see, only suggestion is don't bring any valuables because this part of town isn't too safe.

Thank buttermovement
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few steps away from Magellan's cross. If you want to attend a Catholic mass in this church, attend the 11:30AM-12:30PM or 5:30PM-6:30PM English mass. The rest of the church's mass schedule is conducted in Cebuano dialect.

Thank JMHerald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is plenty to see and this is a beautiful old cathedral. light a candle for remembrance of loved ones who have passed away.

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive been here several times and i must say its d first thing to do on your list when in cebu..being there gives u a feeling of being blessed and makes you pray for more opportunities to be back.the altar speaks highly of how old...More

Thank StsKitchenEquipment
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very accessible from all over Cebu, both tourists and locals visit this place. Everyday almost every hour, masses are held. You can go inside the church to see a couple of paintings of its history. A museum is also built which has some of the...More

Thank helloitsmarian
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Aries J
may i know the operation hours of this place? thank you
27 April 2015|
Response from Roy J |
Dawn to dusk.