Basilica del Santo Nino, Cebu City

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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. Make Basilica del Santo Nino a part of your Cebu City vacation plans using our Cebu City online sightseeing planner .
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  • Influence during colonial times, the enji Catholic missionary and Catholic country was more than 8%. In the Philippines the most people crowd in the ancient church one, it seems, but not mass times will fit inside the Church during mass on Sunday is coming. Important religion was imposed in the West during its long history, but is now indispensable to the daily lives of citizens. Building is very antique and feel the history. Around the front of the Chapel, Christ, the statue of the Saint is placed. Intense sunlight in half in the Church by yours truly of the dehydration and cold I would, it feels good.
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  • Situated in the center of old Cebu and close to the old neighborhoods, this church is iconic. There’re multiple daily masses in Cebuano as well as in English. Photograph during mass is forbidden and S...  more »
  • From the influence of colonial Spain, Philippines, 8% of the people are Christians complained that a solemn atmosphere.
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  • Cebu's bastion of faith and piety. Can be crowded with devotees and tourists. It's where Catholic fervor and devotion mixed with local religious practices mix. Historic and interesting architecture.
  • Place is well maintained and is a popular tourist spot. Security is good. Has many seatings inside & outside to cater to people going there everyday..
  • Inside the church is the most famous religious icon in the Philippines, a statue of Santo Niño. Crowded during Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bring water, towel and handheld fan
  • Most visited by the locals and tourist from all over the world! It is one of the most significant in the Catholic history in the Philippines.
  • Place is well preserved and restoration work on the tower went well. Great place if you are a tourist or a Sto. Nino devotee. If you are neither then its just another church. Watch out for beggars and pickpockets.

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The most popular place to stay in Cebu City remains uptown, particularly around the university district near Junquera Street station. Here you'll find a good range of hotels, hostels, and guesthouses of varying quality, but with a well-established base level representing value for money. Further north, look along Dalan Osmena to find a good number of standard and luxury hotels located north and south of the roundabout. The downtown area has more closely knitted streets, with just a few guesthouses located along primarily residential roads.
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