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Basilica del Santo Nino

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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  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
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Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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Reviewed yesterday

Visit recommended only for religious devotees. Didn't leave us particular memories. It's a visit for religious pilgrimage. Pretty bare of history.

Thank Angelo O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's my 2nd time to visit the Basilica and it still amazes me. Well preserved and you just feel so blessed having the opportunity to be there. There are parking spaces outside. You should include this in your city tour, one not to be missed...More

Thank Andabong
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I felt very humbled visiting this church.It reminded me of our visit to the Vatican. Very solemn,and truly felt the presence of God.

Thank Jules0731
Reviewed 4 days ago

As my driver found it difficult to park I was only able to make a very quick visit. The crowds can be a bit difficult to get through but it was more difficult to handle the number of sellers, including children, who can be quite...More

Thank ZinamonKveen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church contains an important part of Philippine history - the image of the Santo Nino which plays an important role in Catholicism in the country

Thank Myrna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here every year as a way of giving thanks for the favors bestowed. Masses can be pretty crowded even in ordinary days.

Thank wenlong3788
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is so beautiful... I and my partner attended an english mass for my birthday.... this is a must for those who love old churches :)

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is very beautiful and sacred. Don't wear shorts or short skirts as a sign of respect to the church. Although if you happen to wear shorts/skirts, in the entrance of the church, they will give you a cloth and you will use it...More

Thank claireisakitty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This century-old church is beautifully ornate and very rich in religious icons and local devotees. If you're a traveler who wants to see an organic Catholic following, this is definitely for you.

Thank izzyluvsme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m so excited and I’m well overwhelmed while approaching the church. If your a religious person you will be feels what I’m saying aside of being a tourist. Always remember if your visiting to a place where you’ve never been gone through - for a...More

Thank Vien F
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Aries J
April 27, 2015|
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Dawn to dusk.