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Santo Nino Basilica

Magallanes St, Cebu City http://voyagephilippines.wix.com/travel-philippines, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Whether you are a Roman Catholic or a tourist. This is a nice place to get a sense of Cebu's history. The oldest church in Cebu and their patron saint. If you go there, ask for a miracle. By the way, Sto Nino is the child Jesus. On the other side, you will see the birth of Philippine Christianity. Magellan's... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Basilica del Sto Nino Church is the home of the little child Jesus. Part of the church was ruined because of the 2013 earthquake, but the inside was spared specially the altar and where the image / statue of the Sto. Nino was placed. Over the years, the pilgrims have not only doubled but tripled in numbers that is... More

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Port Barton, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited in Sto. Nino Basilica every time we went to Cebu. Our trip in Cebu will not complete if were not visit in the Heritage Church. It was damage by the strong earthquake. You'll find the Magellan Cross at the back of the Heritage Church. On the sidewalk, expect a lot of vendors wherein you can buy various souvenirs.... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I visited on a Friday, so all of the locals were there for mass under a sea of parasols waiving to the statue of baby Jesus. This relic was given to the Queen of Cebu by the Spanish. Locals waive to get the attentions of the Santo Nino to ask for favors for their children. There is an interesting photographic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went there on sunday. It is the best hiztoric heritage in cebu city. It is really worth to go.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Built in Colon you will have a hard time finding a parking place and even then expect to pay 20 pesos for it …Walking in colon expect many venders along the way selling there wares and as you get close to the old Church the venders are selling overpriced candles… It was damaged by the strong earthquake last October 2013.... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went here during the Sinulog. Amazing. The crowd, the atomosphere. It was a crush of people but worth the visit. A outdoor area to visit and hear the mass. Worth a visit as part of the Sinulog series of events generally around January each year.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

my visit to CEBU CITY is not complete if I miss to visit this BASILICA where I used to visit during my days off from the Seminary (San Carlos Major Seminary- Mabolo Cebu) as a Diocesan Seminarian of Maasin Leyte Philippines...hello to all my PAIS'...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

On our first day in Cebu, we went there to see the image of Sto. Nino and to pray. We were not able to go inside the church because renovation was going on at that time. It was damaged by the strong earthquake last October 2013. We decided to just look at the Sto. Nino image and say our pray.... More

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Zamboanga City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We go there to see the little jesus, but the 3 year old boy could not stay in the very long queue in the very hot day, so this is maybe a place to go with some elder kids? Nice to have been there.

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