Just along Osmeña Blvd., and close to the Magellan's Cross Chapel stands the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, one of the oldest church in the Philippines. It stands right in the spot were the image of Santo Nino is found.
The very day the Legazpi-Urdaneta expedition arrived the Basilica was founded by Fr. Andres de Urdaneta. The first church structures built in 1566 that has been built was destroyed by fire. Two more has been built but still destroyed by fire. In February 29, 1735 another was built with better materials which until now stands.
The materials used are stones that were quarried from Capiz and Panay, and the molave wood came from the mountains of talisay and Pitalo.

The oldest religious relic in the Philippines is kept in the parish convent, the Santo Nino. This was given by Magellan to Juana the wife of Rajah Humabon on April 14, 1521. A soldier named Juan Camus, found the image od the Santo Nino unsathed when they set the village on fire. And since then it became the Patron of Cebu. 

The Basilica Del Santo Nino Museum within the area showcase the history of Cebu's Christianity. On displays are the Sto. Nino's old cloaks, vestments, images that has a part of Cebu Christianity's history, and other century-old furnitures.



  1. Beautiful pictures at Basilica Del Sto Nino in Cebu. This is my favorite attraction in Cebu. I remember the first time I visited this place, I immediately fell in love with Cebu.

    Lovely blog and I like this post. Cheers!:-)