Basilica Del Santo Nino, Cebu City

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  • Address: Osmeña Boulevard,Cebu City 6000,Cebu, Philippines
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
  • Phone: +63-322556697
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Observatory, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
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About Basilica Del Santo Nino, Cebu City

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

Mass Schedule:

  • 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
  • Jollibee
  • Mang Inasal

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Basilica Del Santo Nino, Cebu City Reviews

  • The architecture, the statues of saints, and overall design of this basilica are beautiful! Take a moment to soak it in. Sit in the pews even if you’re not Catholic. Look for the pagan gargoyles guarding the doors of the church. Respect the centuries of culture and beliefs held by this place. In the church grounds, there’s plenty more to experience such as lighting of candles and visiting Magellan’s cross. Taking of photos isn’t allowed during mass.

  • As a place of worship, i love going to the Basilica to visit, pray, and attend the holy mass with my family. The entire place is clean and safe to bring your children. One thing that annoys me though are the vendors who will pin their items on you and will force you to buy them.

  • Went here during the sinulog feast. Experienced the Hubo Mass at 4 in the morning. The place is very spacious, accommodated at least a thousand of the devotees. Very good spiritual experience.

  • I’m not Roman Catholic, but I really appreciate the beauty and architecture of this place. I was able witness the mass outside during my stay. There were a lot of candle vendors outside offering their service to pray for you in exchange of buying their candles.

  • It's one of the old churches of the city. Amazing church and its devotees. You should visit it if you're traveling in Cebu.

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