Travel and Leisure

Visiting Cebu is never complete without paying homage to the Child Jesus – Sto. Nio in Cebu . The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño is the oldest and holiest church of Cebu. People from all over world, of different backgrounds and religions, never miss visiting the Basilica when in Cebu. 

The History

The first European visit recorded was the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer, skilled sailor, and naval officer selected by King Charles I of Spain in 1521. He befriended the Rajah or King of Cebu, Rajah Humabon, that led to the conversion into Christianity. The queen, Hara Amihan, was presented with the Santo Niño, which symbolizes peace and friendship between the Spaniards and Cebuanos. 

The statue was found by a soldier of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi after he razed the village of hostile natives. It was preserved in a burnt wooden box forty years after it was given to Hara Amihan, Rajah Humabon's wife.

The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, presently called as Santo Niño Basilica, was established in the same spot where the statue was found in 1565. It is the oldest Roman Catholic Church, and the Mother and Head of all churches in the Philippines.

The church of the Holy Child was founded by Andres de Urdaneta, an Augustinian priest and was built out of hard wood and nipa. The church has gone through a lot – it burned down in 1566 and 1628 until it was rebuilt with bricks and stones. In 1746, the convent and library were added. 

The Present

These interesting facts of the Basilica drive tourists and foreign guests to explore its history and wonder. It was declared as a National Historical Landmark in 1941 and widely visited by people who are keen on history. 

What To See 

Inside the Basilica complex, there is a museum that showcases antique relics, statues, toys that were given as gifts to the Child Jesus, century-old furniture, cloaks and vestments donated over the century – all relating to Christianity in Cebu. It also houses valuable jewelry from rings to necklaces for the Holy Child to use during his annual feast on the third Sunday of January. The museum is open for public viewing from Sunday – Monday (except Wednesday) at 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM and 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM with the following registration fees: 

Adult – Php 30 (65 cents) 

Senior Citizen – Php 15 (33 cents) 

Student – Php 10 (22 cents) 

Children – Php 10 (22 cents) 

The Basilica del Sto. Niño library is open for researchers doing specific studies on Sto. Niño de Cebu and has a collection of various books like religion, history, theology, geography, philosophy, social science, arts and literature, and more. 

Learn, explore, and witness the oldest and holiest church in Cebu, Philippines on your trip and other historical sites in Cebu City. And incase you have plenty of time to waste, you can also visit the Oslob Whale Sharks and Kawasan Falls .

A Look into Crucial Aspects On

Which Wedding Reception Venue Selection Depends

wedding reception WindsorFinding the right venue for wedding reception can be a challenge and you need to look into many different factors before taking any decision. In a very rare and unlikely situation the venue will have such magical aura that you will feel compelled to plan your wedding reception around it. But most of the time, venue selection will require proper planning to get things right. In the following sections we will look at some of the important aspects you need to keep note of while selecting the venue.

Selection of Venue and Important Aspects to Consider

Venue and Photography

After date for wedding reception is selected and location is finalized, another important  aspect you need to look into consists of wedding photographs. Photos will usher in fond memories of your reception when you look at them later on and as such it will be important to create the best backdrop for taking those photographs.Thus, you will have to visit the wedding venue to find out spots which will provide ideal photo opportunities. You can also call your photographer to have a look around and select the best spots for taking photographs.

It will also be the best time to get answers to the following questions:

  • Does this wedding reception Windsor venue has spots with enough lighting?
  • Are those spots large enough to accommodate family members for a family shot?
  • Does the venue provide smaller but intimate locations to take memorable photographs?

Importance of Season and Having Plan B

If you plan to have an outdoor wedding reception then it will be necessary to consider the season and select the date accordingly. You will certainly not want rain to act as damper in your outdoor wedding reception. You should also have a plan B in case weather conditions change. In such situation you need to check availability of other options such as setting up outdoor tent or using nearby indoor space.

Similarly, for receptions with themes, say for example, a vineyard wedding reception, you will have to consider various aspects to select the right season for the reception. 

Here you will have to keep in mind that summer and fall are the time when vineyards are lush green and would be the best time to fix your reception. By spring vineyards become sparse and look a little brown. But, since spring is a bit out of season, the venue prices as well as prices for hotels, food, etc. tend to be a bit low.

This would be an important point to look into while planning budget for your wedding reception.

Flexibility 

At the time of choosing a venue you need to check if it is flexible enough to accommodate your requests. Some of the things to check would include:

  • If necessary, will it be possible to make arrangement for different types of seating such as long table, bistro or round tables?
  • Will you be allowed to make decor additions or changes?
  • How private your event will be? Are multiple events being scheduled at the venue every day?
  • Is the venue available only on weekends or it will be available on your chosen date?

A Final Note

Thus to conclude we will say that venue selection can be a arduous task but at the end of it, you will be happy that everything worked out just the way you had planned.

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The Beauty of Devil’s Tower in Wyoming

This stone monument is still bantered about today, however, numerous trust it is a volcanic fitting or the remainders of a laccolith, which would scientifically be understood as an extensive rock mass pushed up between layers of sedimentary rock. You can stay in Cody while you are traveling to visit this wonderful natural occurrence. The best thing to note about Wyoming and Cody especially would be the fact that there are not many people around because this is not yet a very popular tourist destination. All in all, there are plenty of sights to see in Wyoming, but make sure that you choose Moose Creek Lodge & Suites as the only place to stay should you choose to visit. You should click on the link http://www.staycody.com if you wish to know more about the best place to stay when you are visiting Wyoming. On the rare occasion that you do visit this state, you need to experience true Wyoming hospitality, so make sure that you stay in the best place available.