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Temple of Leah, Cebu City

(3.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Explore Temple of Leah, a tribute to unconditional love whose design was inspired by Greek mythology. Teodorico Adarna built the mansion in 2012 as a symbol of his undying love for his wife, with the temple boasting a museum, a library, and an art gallery. The mansion also offers incredible views over the surrounding area, which you can enjoy by climbing the stairs. Figures of lions guard each of the paths leading to these views. While climbing the grand stairs, take a photo of the brass angel figures that you'll see along the way. Keep an eye out for the 3 m (10 ft) tall statue of the queen of the temple, which depicts her wearing a crown and a flower. Plan your Temple of Leah visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cebu City using our Cebu City vacation route planner.
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  • Just a few minutes away from the city. Place used to be for free but now they are charging 50 for adult. Senior citizens and children are free. Place has its own snack bar but there are some people se...  more »
  • Advice for the lady :Take long cloths and cover your had !!!.An Impressive place to pray to find peace and to find religious secrets. 
  • This was such a romantic gesture done for a beloved. A wonderful sight to see. Been here 3 times already and am still enthralled by the grandeur of the place. Though it's not yet completed, it is stil...  more »
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  • Amazing views of Cebu City available here! This is an interesting construction project being built in the mountain above Cebu City. The Builder is creating a temple in honor of his late wife. As of late September 2016, the structure is incomplete. Construction is ongoing. There is a small shop to buy drinks and snacks as well as a few bathrooms. Suggest you try lantau native restaurant up the road.
  • It was raining when we arrived at this place. Seeing this beautiful and enormous structure made us forget the heavy rain we were into a whilr ago. This collosal structure is Greek-inspired with all the gigantic columns, intricate carvings and wide halls. There is a huge statue of Leah Adarna, one of Cebu's most hailed personalities. The place is actually dedicated to her. One of the beat feautures of the place is its 180 degree view of Cebu City. On a clear day, you will be able to witness a typical Cebu City scene - vibrant, beatufiful and alive. There is no entrance fee but since the place was already popular among locals and foreigners alike, sometimes caretakers don't allow too many people inside. Tip: Temple of Leah is situated on a hill so its better that you have a car to take you there. Parking is a nightmare since is not allowed inside the temple. You have to find one nearby.
  • One of the best places to do Prenups. The place has a fantastic view and you'll feel like you're being transported to greece. They're still improving the destination though. Recommendation : Be very early
  • I have been to Greece and this is kind of replica of the Greek Temples. Unfinished yet when we went there with an "unfriendly" ticket lady upon entrance. I thought this is worth the long trip from the city (this is not covered by Uber so we had to pay extra) if the buildings get finished. Perfect for some good photos and view of the city center. With the purpose of how this temple was built, I could say ... this is a showcase of great love shown in an extravagant way.
  • The place has a great view of the city. However, there is not much that you can do while up there. I don't know what the owner plans to do with the place, but I think some fancy cafe will be good.