Basilica del Santo Nino, Cebu City

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Admire the oldest Christian image in the Philippines, and pay tribute to a revered patron saint of Cebu City at Basilica del Santo Nino, the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country. Founded in 1565 and originally built from wood, the church houses a 30 cm (12 in) tall statue of Jesus as a child, adorned in fantastic luxurious robes and presented to a local queen by Magellan as a baptismal gift. A cradle of Christianity in the East recognized by the Pope in 1965, the church, ruined three times in fires, has been restored, and also survived a recent earthquake. Thousands of visitors come here to see the wooden figure of baby Jesus made by Flemish artists. Make Basilica del Santo Nino a part of your Cebu City vacation plans using our Cebu City online sightseeing planner.
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  • I went here with my mother. I can say that it was a very beautiful memory to cherish because churches, especially like the Basilica del Santo Nino, which is a part of our history as well way back the....  more
    I went here with my mother. I can say that it was a very beautiful memory to cherish because churches, especially like the Basilica del Santo Nino, which is a part of our history as well way back the....  more »
  • As there are many such reviews on the Basilica del Santo Nino here on TA, I thought I might offer a slightly different perspective on such a well visited subject. I visited the Basilica del Santo... 
    As there are many such reviews on the Basilica del Santo Nino here on TA, I thought I might offer a slightly different perspective on such a well visited subject. I visited the Basilica del Santo...  more »
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  • Never miss this religious landmark when your in Cebu. 😍
  • This place is majestic. I love going here, I can learn from the past and hear a mass that is truly overwhelming. They honor and respect the sacredness of the place you can't take pictures everywhere and getting live online. It can be accessed by wheelchairs for those who have illness and old enough.

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