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Basilica del Santo Nino

Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #3 of 40 Attractions in Cebu City
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: This famous church dates back to the early Spanish colonial era.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

They are working on the rebuild of the bell tower damage, this trip seemed to be less beggars and hawkers bothering us, although several of the kids begging did not have nice words for my wife, she told me not to give them coins( she is filipina and speaks cebuano i am white and don't) but i caught the meaning... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A symbolic and historical site. By observing the activities, we right away found the strong belief of the local people because we're all daolists. We don't have lots of experience of entering a holy church.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A beautiful basilica! A must see if you're visiting Cebu because of it's historical significance. It's also close to Colon, the old town of Cebu and walking around Colon was a great highlight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were there on a Sunday, so it was very busy with local worshipers. We happened to be there for the English service, so stayed for a while. It was nice to be a part of such a big congregation in an outdoor service.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a really nice church to visit. The basilica is beautiful and the paintings along the hallways are nice too. Downside to going on a Friday is that mass is held, which hundreds of Catholics attend so it tends to get crowded. My suggestion for non-Catholics is to attend on other days.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Old doesn't mean it is history but this place is amazing! They preserve it well and it is one of the famous destination in Cebu City. It is nearby the Basilica Minor Santo Nino which is very famous also for the locals of Cebu. Come here on January for "Sinulog" & it is fun!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I am just too curious, can't see the cross, its in a box. I have stayed awake many nights wondering if there is actually a cross in that box. I came to the conclusion it just doesnt matter

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Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Cuz of the Earthquake, the repair is on the run !!! You can see the Progress of the construction. Traffic is too stressy.

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A visit to Cebu is never complete without attending a mass at Santo Nino Basicila. A friend of mine said that prayers there are usually granted by the Santo Nino! No harm trying though. ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Cebu is a very religious city. i like the religiosity of cebuanos. the prayer atmosphere there brings you closer to God. of course outside many vendors but you can avoid them

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