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Monday, November 19, 2012

Revisiting Magellan's Cross and Sto. Nino Church


At the Magellan's Cross.

This dome houses the cross originally planted by Magellan in Cebu. The original cross is already encased by layered wood to preserve the same. This shrine is a popular tourist spot and the mural in the ceiling adds beauty and mystique to the place.

Beside the cross shrine is the Santo Nino Church of Cebu. Pilgrims go here annually and usually in January when the famed Sinulog is celebrated.

It was a pleasant experience to revisit these two important tourist spots of Cebu, a province in visayas area of the Philippines. Just see my visit to Cebu in 2010.


The facade of Santo Nino church.

Bisaya and tourists line up to pray here.

Some colorful balloons sold outside the church.

The Church and Convent of Santo Nino.

Candle peddlers with their colorful umbrellas
lining in front of the Basilica de Santo Nino

A structure facing the church.

Andres de Urdaneta marker is found just outside the church. 

Bronze map of cebu island found just outside the church.

The interior of the Basilica de Sto. Nino.

A photo of me posing by the engraved door of the church.

Colorful flowers line the street just outside the church...

The famous Sto. Nino and the recently declared St. Pedro Calungsod
became two religious figures that define Cebuano culture.

roses are red...

white flowers