The Santo Niño is a Roman Catholic title of the Child Jesus associated with a religious image of the Christ Child widely venerated as miraculous by Cebu Filipino Catholics .
Traveling to Basilica del Santo Nino for the first time? This detailed and curated travel guide will make it easy for you to navigate your way inside, save money, and maximize your time.
HOW TO GET TO Basilica del Santo Nino
✓ OPTION 1
Entry Point is in Mactan Cebu Airport.
Ride a Mybus from Mactan Cebu to SM Cebu City. Fare is around 40 PHP ( SGD$ 1 ,US$ 0.8, € 0.7). Travel time is around 30mins to 1 hr.
Then, Ride a jeep with a route code 12I or 10M . Hop off at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Fare is around 8 PHP ( SGD$ 0.2 ,US$0.16, € 0.13). Travel time is around 10mins to 30mins (depends on the traffic).
Then, walk to Basilica del Santo Nino. It is a walking distance from where you hop off. Just ask the vendors on where exactly it is or just use google maps.
✓ OPTION 2
Entry Point is Pier 1 Cebu.
Use google maps. Point it to Santo Nino and you will see that it is very near. A 5 – 10 minutes walk.
✓ OPTION 3
Taxi!!! Although it is expensive, it gives you the convenience and it is a much faster way to go to the locations (if time is not on your side).
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
What does Basilica del Sto. Niño looks like?
Are food and drinks available in the area?
Before reaching Basilica del Sto. Nino, a lot of vendors selling food and drinks are in the area.
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How much is the Entrance fee?
Entrance fee : FREE
Opening and Closing Time?
The first mass is 5:30 am and the last is around 7:30 pm most days so it is safe to say that the church opens around 5am and closes at 9pm to give time to people to come and leave.
No parking area inside.
When is the best time to visit the place?
Best time to visit is on weekdays to avoid crowd.
What should I wear in the Church?
For women, you must wear below knee-length skirts or smart casual attires.
For men, you must wear pants or jeans and a decent shirt.
Can I bring food inside the church?
Yes you can.
Can I wear slippers or sandals?
Yes for male and female.
Can I wear shorts inside the church?
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TIPS,NOTES AND REMINDERS
Bring extra clothes. It’s very hot.
Visit on weekdays to avoid the crowd.
Bring some packed food with you to save more. If you do not want, food and souvenir stalls are available.
Bring water so that you can’t be dehydrated.
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