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Temple of Leah in Cebu City, Philippines

Temple of Leah is one of the latest trendsetting tourist spots in Cebu City. It is located at Roosevelt St. in Barangay Busay, Cebu City, Philippines. 












This majestic attraction showcases a Roman Architecture-inspired building designed in imitation of the Parthenon in Greece. 

Temple of Leah in Busay Cebu City Central Visayas Philippines
The temple is inspired by Roman architecture

The majestic building is built in memory of a woman named Leah Villa Albino-Adarna by her husband, Mr. Teodorico Adarna. The building is said to have been a gesture of undying love and unceasing devotion of a man to his wife. 

Temple of Leah in Busay Cebu City Central Visayas Philippines
The Temple of Leah was dedicated to the memory of Leah Villa Albino-Adarna


Visitors of the temple will expect an entrance fee of P50/person and a parking fee of P100. This temple is said to be the Taj Mahal of Cebu City, and features a museum and a gallery showcasing all of the favorite things owned by the wife. 

Temple of Leah in Busay Cebu City Central Visayas Philippines
The temple was modeled after Greece's Parthenon

One can expect a spectacular view of Cebu City while walking through the temple. This 7-story-mansion also features the now iconic lions guarding the two sides of the grand staircase, decorated along with brass-made angels. The attraction of the temple is even made more exciting by the stellar scenery one can see while on top of the mansion. It's also ideal to bring the whole family here because of the expansive marble-tiled floor that lets them spend their whole sunny Saturday mornings in front of a fantastic view. 

Temple of Leah in Busay Cebu City Central Visayas Philippines
Roman columns at the temple


Getting to Temple of Leah is easiest when bringing your own car. For those who choose the more adventurous route, motorcycle shuttles or habal-habal are available at JY Square Mall and will cost you around P120 round-trip. Visitors of the temple are also encouraged to bring umbrellas and other heat-protection devices during summer.

Note: This article is contributed by Joel Torres of Affordable Cebu Tours. Photos are from clients of South Shore Travel and Tours and are used with permission.
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