Aside from the beautiful beaches and luxurious resorts, you can also witness some historical shrines and temples the next time you visit Cebu City. Here are some of them:
GUADALUPE PARISH CHURCH in Guadalupe, Cebu City
This church exhibits the image of the patron saint of Cebu city – Our Lady Of Guadalupe of Cebu. It is also one of the ‘most populated’ and the biggest church in the city because it accommodates the residents of the biggest barangay in Cebu – Guadalupe.
Aside from this, it is also one of the most visited church in the city both by locals and by tourists.
CEBU TAOIST TEMPLE in Lahug, Cebu City
This three tiered temple is located at the heart of Beverly Hills Subdivision in Lahug and is one of the most popular attractions in the city. You can visit the temple whether you are there you worship or just to admire its beautiful structure.
CELESTIAL GARDENS in Banawa, Cebu City
Devotees from all over the country visit the Celestial garden to observe tradition, to meditate, or to simply admire the peacefulness of the place most especially during Holy Week. Located in Banawa Hills in Cebu, this garden is often visited by Catholics who want to reflect on Christ’s death and passion.
This garden contains life sized statues which exhibits the different Stations of the Cross. Catholics often come to this place as a form of sacrifice while non-Catholics come here to admire the view and the sanctity of the place. The place is also very clean and well-maintained which is one of the reasons why devotees and tourists always go back here.
TEMPLE OF LEAH in Busay, Cebu City
The Temple of Leah is located on top of the mountains in Baranggay Busay Cebu City near the Mountain View Resort and Lantaw Native Restaurant. The Temple of Leah has also been named as the “Taj Mahal of Cebu” because it is a gesture of love from a husband to his late wife. The temple holds the commemoration and possessions of Leah Albino-Adarna, the late wife of Teodorico Soriano Adarna and the grand parents of the actress Ellen Adarna.
CEBU METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL in District 1, Metro Cebu North
The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, otherwise known as The Metropolitan Cathedral and Parish of Saint Vitalis and of the Immaculate Conception, is the seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu. This Cathedral is one of the first churches in the Philippines. The church’s architecture is typically that of Spanish colonial churches in the country.
BASILICA MINORE DEL SANTO NINO in Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City
The Basílica Menor del Santo Niño de Cebú, otherwise known as the Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebú, is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country.The icon, a small statue of the Child Jesus, is the same one that was presented by Ferdinand Magellan to Raja Humabon in 1521.
In 1965, the basilica was declared to be the symbol of the birth and growth of Christianity in the Philippines.