Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño and Magellan’s Cross

We came across old negatives of the photo shoot we did at the downtown area of Cebu City a few years ago. We went to the Sto. Niño Church and Magellan’s cross, which is just a few meters from the church. We got the negatives scanned to a CD from the local photo shop.

The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño is one of the oldest churches in the country. Most people come here to pray and pledge. The original structure rarely holds mass since it’s too small to accommodate all the church goers. An outdoor structure was built adjacent to the church where mas is now held.

Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño

The Sto. Niño Church is one of those solemn places where you can see parishioners praying fervently. Most folks who come here are devotees to the Sto. Niño and this place is packed every Sunday and on the feast day of the Sto. Niño which is every second Sunday of January. The Sinulog Festival is a huge celebration where there is a grand parade, a lot of church related activities and family gatherings.

Praying to the Saints

There's is usually a child selling candles

You can get your photo taken and claim it from the photographer a few days later

Toys for the well behaved kids after mass

The Magellan’s cross is housed in a chapel next to the Sto. Niño. The original cross is enclosed within another cross to protect it from people trying to chip off a piece to get a souvenir.

Cross within a cross

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