Basilica Del Santo NinoCurrently Open
- Address: Osmeña Boulevard,Cebu City 6000,Cebu, Philippines
- Timings: 05:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
- Phone: +63-322556697
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Observatory, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Basilica Del Santo Nino - Review
One of the most famous landmarks in Cebu, the Basilica Del Santo Nino is also amongst the oldest Roman Catholic churches in Philippines. The basilica is a sight worth revering when it is all decked up during the Sinulog Festival. The church was made on the spot where an image of child Jesus was found by Spanish explorers in the 16th Century. The church is made of hard stone and the interiors are serene and peaceful. The masses are highly popular amongst the locals and often there are long lines to experience the magic of this ritual. The church is truly worth of its national landmark status.
Cebu’s Basilica Del Santo Nino is a very popular place of worship and one of the earliest Roman Catholic Churches in the whole country. Because of its popularity amongst locals and tourists alike, there is usually a long line to enter the church. You don’t need to buy tickets for Basilica Del Santo Nino, but you can get a tour package which will make a visit here. Basilica Del Santo Nino ticket prices for tours may stand and vary but you can combine these Basilica Del Santo Nino tickets with other attractions to make an attractive tour package. Also tickets for Basilica Del Santo Nino tours can be booked from our ticketing portal for easier access.
Basilica Del Santo Nino Opening and Closing Hours
- Every day from 5am to 12noon and 3pm to 7.30pm on Fridays.
- Weekdays : 6am, 7am, 8am, 5.30pm
- Sundays: Every hour between 5.30am to 7pm.
How To reach Basilica Del Santo Nino by Public Transport
- Nearest bus stop: Cebu City hall and Dept of Foreign Affairs.
Restaurants Near Basilica Del Santo Nino
- Our Place Restaurant & Bar
- Marshall’s Irish Pub
- Casa Verde
- Mang Inasal
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Things to Know Before Visiting Basilica Del Santo Nino
95% of people who visit Cebu City include Basilica Del Santo Nino in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
48.51% of people start their Basilica Del Santo Nino visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Basilica Del Santo Nino
53.86% of people prefer walking in order to reach Basilica Del Santo Nino
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Basilica Del Santo Nino, Cebu City Reviews
A definitely must see when visiting Cebu. The Basilica of El Santo Niño de Cebu offers a invaluable opportunity to grasp an idea of Philippines' faith, very rooted in Catholic tradition. From younger age to seniors, lots of people praying and visiting the church. If you are driving, it might be a bit difficult to find parking, but locals are more than happy to help. It is also common to find children asking for some pesos and ladies selling candles. The sacred image is the only remaining one from the three brought firstly by the Spaniards. A nice place to observe, and reflect!
A very beautiful church with rich history background. Proper dress (no mini skirts and short shorts) is observed here. It is surrounded by several souvenir shops. Parking is a little bit challenging here specially during church service (mass times). This is also a few steps away to the famous Magellan's cross.
Considered to be the oldest church in Cebu, this is a minor basilica and is ranked pretty high amongst the hundreds of Catholic churches in the Philippines. A lot of devout come here to worship and you'll find people rubbing their handkerchiefs against the statues of saints. There is a Hall with many paintings depicting the many highlights of the Catholic Church.
The oldest Catholic establishment in the country but the structure was built during the 1700s. Basilica Minore del Santo Nino was created by the Augustinians. The present structure was recently renovated especially the bell tower because of the damage that happened during the 2013 earthquake. Thousands of devotees flock to the church during the Sinulog Festival every January.
Short skirts and the likes are not allowed here. No taking of pictures too. Let's keep this place sacred, not just a tourist spot. A place to pray sincerely and to give thanks to the above.