Basilica Del Sto. Niño, Cebu City, Philippines

Basilica Del Sto. Niño or Sto. Niño Cathedral is one of the old churches in Cebu City and in the Philippines as whole. I used to visit this Cathedral almost everyday before going to the bank where I worked which is just around 100 meters away from this place. The Basilica of Santo Niño or Basilica del Santo Niño is a 16th century church in Cebu City in the Philippines. It was built on the exact spot where the image of the Santo Niño, a sculpture depicting the Holy Child Jesus was founded by Spanish explorers in 1565 preserved in a burned wooden box which was left behind during the 1521 Magellan expedition.

Here is a picture I took last January 2010 during my vacation in the Philippines.
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Sukhmandir Kaur said...

It has lovely architecture. I wonder what religion would be like in the if not for the missions or if there any indigenous way of worship which has survived.

joanna said...

Interesting history and site the church is build on. thanks for sharing -- the site is back to the 1500's when was the church built? Love the colorful flags and the relief work on the outside of the church building.

Happy outdoor wednesday,

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

We like to visit beautiful churches when we travel too. Happy Wordless Wednesday.

It's my first WW. I hope you'll stop by for a visit. :-)

Symphony of Love said...

A grand looking church indeed.

J-me Pikman said...

Yes, the Basilica del Sto. Nino is really, and it is said that the sculpture is supposedly holy because it survived fire... Well, have you ever heard of