Basilica de Santo Nino Cebu

Basilica del Santo Nino Cebu


Basilica Minore del Santo Nino Cebu

Basilika Minore del Santo Nino Cebu




Oldest Roman Catholic Church of the country

The Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino is the country's oldest Roman Catholic Church , built in 1565 by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as the San Augustin Church.


It was made of hard wood, mud and nipa


Basilika St. Nino in Cebu


Destroyed by fire twice

Destroyed by fire it was rebuilt twice in 1602 and in 1735. Between 1735 and 1737 by the orders of Cebu Governor Fernando Valdes Y Tamon it was constructed out of hard stone materials.


Conversion ordered by the Pope

Now the Church is known as the Basilica of Santo Nino because its conversion ordered by the Pope in 1965 in recognition of its importance and that of Cebu City as the cradle of Christianity in the East.


Sto. Nino Basilica Minore in Cebu



Basilica Minore del Santo Nino


Inside of the Basilica del Santo Nino is the most famous religious icon in the Philippines, a statue of the Santo Nino.

The statue was given to Queen Juana of Cebu by Magellan.


Main altar Basilika del Santo Nino Cebu





Thousends of visitors every day

The Basilica Menore del Santo Nino receives thousends of visitors every day.

They all pray before the miraculous figure of the Infant Jesus.


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