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Basilica del Santo Nino, Cebu City
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Admire the oldest Christian image in the Philippines, and pay tribute to a revered patron saint of Cebu City at Basilica del Santo Nino, the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country. Founded in 1565 and originally built from wood, the church houses a 30 cm (12 in) tall statue of Jesus as a child, adorned in fantastic luxurious robes and presented to a local queen by Magellan as a baptismal gift. A cradle of Christianity in the East recognized by the Pope in 1965, the church, ruined three times in fires, has been restored, and also survived a recent earthquake. Thousands of visitors come here to see the wooden figure of baby Jesus made by Flemish artists. With our world travel planner, Cebu City attractions like Basilica del Santo Nino can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Natalie B B
Definately one of the attractions to see in Cebu City, quite a beautiful building inside and out. Many people are there praying, and there is quite a bit of information about its history if you read t... read more »
Don't miss this church once you go to Cebu. Its very near Magellan's cross and Cebu Cathedral. If walking for 10-15 minutes will be no problem for you, you can walk to Cebu Heritage Monuments and Yap-... read more »
Is one of the most beautiful churches I been too, you can experience something truly amazing, the feeling is incredibly and the passion of the Filipinos is just beautiful.
expect long queues for the sto nino statue
The oldest church in the Philippines. House of the image of the beloved Sr Sto Niño. One of the center of Sinulog Celebration. A visit to Cebu won't be complete without including this sacred place in your itinerary.
Joebett James Aro
the church itself speaks of Cebu's rich and colorful history
Home of the Most Holy Child Jesus! ☝🙏
The place were Sr. Santo Niño live
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