The queen city of the south is home to one of the strongest religious devotion in the country to the Sto. Nino. It is also in Cebu where one of the most influential Archdiocese in the country is, the Archdiocese of Cebu.
Some of us (including me before I got to visit Cebu) may think that the Sto. Nino Church is where the seat of the diocese is, I even got confused and thought that the Basilica of the Sto. Nino and the Metropolitan Cathedral are the same! Well good thing I got to see them both and understood.
The Basilica and the Cathedral is just a stone throw away from each other, you can just literally walk from one church to another. The cathedral was built around early 19th century and had to face a lot of challenges mainly due to lack of funds, but more than 100 years later this magnificent house of worship still stands showing that every challenge fought was all worth it.
Inside the church you can observe that despite the old, classic look outside, you would notice that the church has a somewhat updated architecture giving a very royal feel to its interior.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have my wide angle lens that day that I got to visit the cathedral so I only have parts of the church covered. But definitely I would comeback so I could take a full view photograph of the church.