Basilica Minore del Santo Niño Cebu

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño  Cebu is the oldest Roman Catholic Church of 16th century in Cebu City. Miguel Lopez de Legazpi built the church on 1566 that serves as the San Augistin Church. It was made of wood, mud and nipa. It is located in the center of the city. The church was built at the exact location where the image of Santo Niño that means the Black Holy Jesus was found. The church destroyed by fire twice in 1602 and in 1735. The church was reconstructed under of Cebu Governor Fernando Valdes Y Tamon, the church was made of hard stone materials.
The museum inside the church showcases the history of Christianity in Cebu. The antique objects are on display including century-old furniture, priestly vestments and the Santo Niño’s old cloaks donated by the individuals over the centuries. Religious articles such as statues and relics are also displayed and some other items from the convento. There are some toys that are said to be the presents to the Child Jesus, as well as a large Santo Niño rosary composed of 15 beads. You will be see ob-course, the large image of the Black Holy Jesus(Santo Niño). The image of the Santo Niño, which is kept in the parish convent, is considered the oldest religious relic in the Philippines . This was the image that Magellan gave to Queen Juana as a gift during the baptism of King Humabon and his wife Queen Juana on April 14, 1521.
The church attracts a lot of devotees, churchgoers, tourist and other visitors. To accommodate visitors, a pilgrim center was built in the compound of the church and an open air structure where the priest officiate the mass.
The best and the easiest way to go the place is to ride a taxi to bring you there.

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