About Basilica del Santo Nino Museum

The Basilica del Santo Nino Museum was first opened to the public in 1965, for the 4th centenary of the Christianization of the Philippines of which the shrine was the center of festivities.

The museum was established by Fr. Ambrosio "Boy" Galindez, O.S.A, to store, preserve and exhibit the religious artifacts of the local Augustinian community, particularly the treasures of the Santo Nino as "the fine arts are rightly classed among the noblest activities of man's genius..(in its) highest manifestations (as) sacred art. "The museum, is therefore as stated in the church document (Sacrosanctum Concilium) a repository of "the arts (that) are directed toward expressing in some way the infinite beauty of God in works made by human hands..."

Besides containing precious artifacts such as ancient vestments worn by the Santo Nino, religious images, priestly vestments, liturgical vessels, ecclesiastical books and other works of art, it also exhibit various ex-votos like jewelry and toys given to the Santo Nino by grateful devotees in thanksgiving for answered prayers.

Address: Basement, Pilgrim's Center, Osmena Blvd, Cebu City, Cebu

Telephone No. +63(32)255-6697 to 9

Museum Hours: Mondays to Sundays except wednesday

Admission Fees: 8:00 - 11:45 a.m.

                          1:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Website: http://www.basilicadelsantoninodecebu.org.ph/


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