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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  • 30 to 45 minutes travel from the city with 50 pesos entrance fee, one of the most beautiful places in Cebu. Worth the travel.  more »
  • It's a nice place to visit even thought 1 hour drive from Mactan Airport going to Temple of Leah. Its a popular place to visit due to social media. Nice place, enjoy !!  more »
  • I was taken aback by the scale of this structure resembling a Greektemple and a shrine to the wife of the man who constructed it.The are outstanding views over Cebu City. There is some construction wo...  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • What I love about Temple of Leah is the “ancient feels”. Though some parts are still under construction, it’s a great place to take pictures with. If you want to go to this place, I suggest to hire a car. It’s literally on top of the mountain! Please take note that there’s a minimal entrance fee of 50 pesos since there’s no fancy stall or booth for this. Just a caretaker near the entrance with an umbrella :)
  • 50 pesos entrance fee. You can either make a deal with a taxi or ride a motorcycle to get here. I think this place is great for pictures. It is still underconstruction and we should give it a benefit of the doubt when done. Going around would take less than the time you travel to get there. I am hoping to see it when it's done.
  • The structure outside was stunning! However, the inside needs a lot of re-work to do. Moreover, it should have a coffee shop as to enjoy the breath taking view 😉

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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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