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Minor Basilica of the Holy Child

Minor Basilica of the Holy Child

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Osmeña Boulevard, 6000 Cebu City, Philippines
+63 032 255 6699
https://santoninodecebubasilica.org/
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Known in Spanish as the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, this 16th-century place of worship is the oldest Catholic church in the Philippines. Be sure to check out the Basilica del Santo Niño Library, a ... Read more
religious library once reserved solely for the clergy.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

This is the holiest church in the Philippines and despite parts of it constantly getting destroyed by typhoons, the overall structure has managed to withstand. Inside they have important relics including a painting of Santo Nino. This place is always crowded with locals and people making the pilgrimage from all over the Philippines. On Easter weekend you can find Mass being held outside so thousands of people can participate.

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Paranaque, Philippines

I never miss to visit this cathedral each time I visit Cebu. The church is usually full of devotees from morning till night. People line up to kiss the glass casing of Sto niño who is believed to be miraculous. Some devotees knock at the glass symbolizing, "knock and you shall receive"

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Sydney, Australia
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The central cathedral of Cebu City, this basilica is where the city's famous image of the Christ child, Senor Santo Nino, is kept. Regularly visited by the enormous Catholic population of the city, it's a pretty Spanish-colonial building, and is right in front of Magellan's Cross, a landmark said to contain a fragment of the original cross that Magellan first brought to the islands, introducing Christianity here.

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San Jose, California, USA

A beautiful Spanish period Catholic church, the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino is a famous landmark in Cebu. A visit to Cebu city is never complete without a visit to this church. It houses the Sto. Nino de Cebu, a depiction of the childhood Christ Jesus and the is where the Sinulog festivities centered during the month-long festival in the month of may. The facede provides a glimpse of the city's colonial past while the interior is adorned with beautiful images, sculptures and wall paintings of Saints, Angels, shapes and paterns. It is walking distance from the rest of the Cebu city's famous landmarks such us the Magellan's Cross, Fort San Pedro, Malacanang ng Sugbo, Cebu City Hall and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

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Calamba, Laguna

you can see how people believe and praise sto. nino...

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South San Francisco, California, USA
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Baguio City, Philippines
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Baguio City, Philippines
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Aliases: Basilica Minore del Santo Niño

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