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Basilica del Santo Nino

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Address: Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City, Philippines
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Description: This famous church dates back to the early Spanish colonial era.
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This was nice to visit as a break from our meetings. This is a working breathing church and a landmark. As such it's a very vibrant place to visit and gives a sense of religious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

One of the historical sites to visit in Cebu! Have your picture taken for good luck as they say! Of course only God blesses you with good things. You will need a wide lens to capture the ceiling painting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Your trip in Cebu will not be complete without paying homage to Senyor Sto. Niño. This beautiful, old church has been preserved well and the security has become better these days. If you will not hear mass and just want to visit the site, come in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat and the crowd. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Sto. Nino Church is homage to worshippers and faithful believers. A very sacred place of worship. Devotees come to here to pray. It is spiritual and historical sites even for tourists. Come by during January for its festival celebration.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

it is one of the most visited tourist spot in Cebu because it is part of the history of the island . also during January we celebrate a festive to Señor Sto. Niño.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Local and foreign tourist flock here to pay visit or say their vigil every Friday. One of the oldest Basilica in the Philippines. Currently they restoring the church. This is a "must visit" place if you happen to be in Cebu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was nice to visit as a break from our meetings. This is a working breathing church and a landmark. As such it's a very vibrant place to visit and gives a sense of religious life in the Philippines at the micro level.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Basilica itself is interesting from a history and architecture point of view, with the period altar and stone structure. There are some old paintings as well depicting eminent personalities and significant dates in Philippine Catholic history. The experience of going to the Basilica gives an insight to how Filipino Catholics take their faith seriously, with people lighting candles, praying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited the Basilica del Santo Nino on a Sunday afternoon so it was crowded, definitely had to watch our valuables. The interior is beautiful and worth a picture or two, but the construction around the area took away from its ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have made several visits to the Basilica Sto.Nino. The history and architecture is very impressive. A must see when in Cebu.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The church is very historic. You can see that it is really an old church, built during the Spanish era in the Philippines. Inside, the statues of saints were brimming like gold. They have a special place in front for lighting of candles and praying. There's also a plaza to be used during special occasion. It's amazing to see a... More 

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