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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  • Temple of Leah provides a space to enjoy the view of Cebu City. Photo lovers can pose for beautiful angles.  more »
  • I was a little put off by the long drive but understandably so since this is located at the mountainous part of Cebu. The "being in the Parthenon" feeling I had was humbling but there are parts of the...  more »
  • The place is under renovation. The only thing you could see is the entrance, sit/walk around that's it. The main temple is closed and yet they would still charge the entrance fee of Php50/pax. They sh...  more »
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  • The temple is a husband's undying love for his wife. I like inspiration of the temple itself but going there is not that easy we hired a grab taxi bit ended up giving a thousand because the driver said the rates of the app doesn't apply to it(I do not know if paying such is overpriced because it's our first time there) I enjoyed the view and you have to pay an entrance fee of 50php/person. But there is not much to see except the view and the architectural design since construction is still going on.
  • I super love the view from here! And the place is really really nice! ❤️ I wanted to do a second visit the last time I was in Cebu but I wasn't able to do that. The place is great, the style is great too! Great for those who love to take cool pictures. The entrance fee is also affordable and sulit. The place is still undergoing further development so I'm looking forward to a much greater experience the next time around
  • Great place for group pictorials with friends and family. We got there around 4:30pm and the place was booming with life. There were A LOT of people which was okay but the problem is finding a clear spot for your pictorial without having to photobomb anyone. Place is nice, like a new breath of fresh air.
  • A beautiful new edifice built in classical style; great for pictorials. You will be awed at how much is spent and will be spent in finishing the temple for the love of a dead wife. Otherwise, not much historical or cultural significance. Apt for photo loving Pinoys.
  • 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.
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