Video of The Basilica during Cebu’s Sinulog Festival

The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño in Cebu was built In 1565 (burnt down a couple times and finally finished 1740) by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Fr. Andres Urdaneta. It holds the oldest Christian relic in the Philippines – the statue of Santo Niño (infant Jesus). This statue was given to Rajah Humabon and Queen Juana when Magellan first arrived in Cebu. You will find a never ending line of worshipers coming to pray in front of Santo Niño. It’s a popular tourist attraction in Cebu. During the Sinulog Festival this area is packed with people.

For other tourist spots please visit my guide to Cebu City.

Entry is free

Rob Brand

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