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Basilica del Santo Nino

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Address: Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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This famous church dates back to the early Spanish colonial era.

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important part of colonial history

the church and its surroundings give a good idea of Philippine´s history, daily life and society that are still heavily influenced by the Spanish-colonial times, esp. when it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its near to some major parts in the city. Better start here before you go somewhere.. we hired a taxi for 2800 pesos to bring us to toist temple, magellans cross, cebu heritage, sugbo mesuem, fort san pedro, mactan shrine, sutukil, guitar factory and taboan market.. 2800 pesos is a great price for me..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As with all crowded places watch your wallet but be ready for a great landmark. Services in English . Gift shop and museum is nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to experience religious this is good to visit. Nice building, ambiance is superb. There are also statuary which are very interesting

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got there during mass period. A lot of murals and saint figures hanging all over the place. There were a lot of people so we weren't able to roam around that much. Make sure you visit on or after 9pm so the Museum is also.open.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the church and its surroundings give a good idea of Philippine´s history, daily life and society that are still heavily influenced by the Spanish-colonial times, esp. when it comes to religious belief; Magellan´s cross is only a few minutes away

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of kids, vendors when we visited the place. From here you can visit Magelans across and then Fort San Pedro

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here to pray at Santo Niño de Cebú and visit Magellan's Cross and found the experience very moving

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is probably the only place of real historic interest in the city. if you are interested in cathedrals, the place is nice to visit one afternoon. nice new world catholic church with a lot of nice informative paintings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The church premise was so big. Theres a lot of tourist and locals around. I went inside the church and man i got stunned by how beautiful the church was.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a lot of Sto Ninos here but other than that, it is simply an old church. There are a lot of church goers aside from the tourists. And beware of pickpockets and those right outside the church who may try to scam you.

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