Temple of Leah, Cebu City

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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. Use our Cebu City tour planner to visit Temple of Leah on your trip to Cebu City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Though there is nothing much to explore in here, that it has only one building in which still under construction, but it won’t stop you from enjoying the view from the top. Hope that I can visit soon ...  more »
  • I was surprised to have a greek structure in cebu. I initially thought it is like the Parthenon. But clearly it needs finishing up. Looking forward for that day and my camera gear will be in service.  more »
  • It is a place that has a real charm and history that is behind also. When learned us that it is a relatively new site, we were quite surprised. It is very sloppy and I don't mean abandoned... But it is a pity, that charge you the entrance and can not use that money to take care of and maintain the temple.
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  • The temple was built to show the great love of the husband and his family to his departed wife. There were still ongoing constructions when we visited the area. The temple is Greek inspired. Aside from the huge statue of Ms.Leah, there's really not much to see in the area. The family's collection of jars and other lady figures are placed in a room and can be seen through the grilled windows. Located on a hilly/mountain part, it offers a good view of the city. It is surrounded by residential areas and locating a parking space is a challenge. A 50 pesos entrance fee is collected at the main gate.
  • If you want to get a good view of Cebu's city skyline then you should come visit this place. The place itself still needs a lot of improvement. They are developing the extensions but the main temple itself is not yet finished. The management should have finished it first before moving the contruction outside. There is a lot of potential as I saw some rooms with various displays of collections like potteries, old music records, piano and wine.
  • Its marvelous. The road is long and winding but the scenery at the top is worth it. I dont suggest that you bring small cars as the road is steep. It is still undergoing construction. The building was massively done and very detailed. A lot of collections inside. I was surprises to see its underground.
  • Place is amazing. Particularly the view and the place. Since it is in mountain top. Unfortunately the place as of now is underconstruction, so I really don't have any idea when will it be finish. Top of all its a Good and relaxing place to go. Seats around the corners where you can enjoy the view while sitting with your love once or friends. Not to worry about getting hungry since there is a small booth where you can buy some bunch or snacks.
  • The construction was still going on when we went there last week. We visited the temple at night so some of the attractions were already off limits. But the lights bring out a different charm to the temple. It seems like there was something mystical about it with some of the dark spaces.

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