Temple of Leah – Cebu

After our stop at Sirao Flower Farm and lunch at Lantaw, we headed to Temple of Leah; another attraction in Cebu that has been gaining traction in social media sites.

Info about Temple of Leah

– It is still under renovation. (03/02/2016)

-When I went there, there was an entrance fee of 50 pesos per person. However, senior citizens and children don’t have to pay the entrance fee. If you plan to take professional photos for weddings, debuts, or other events, there is a corresponding fee for that as well.

-It was built by Leah’s husband, Teoderico Adarna and the temple was built in memory of her. I have also heard that it is deemed as the ‘Taj Mahal of Cebu’ by some locals.

-It is located in Busay. It is near Lantaw Native Restaurant, Busay branch.

Temple of Leah, Cebu

Temple of Leah, Cebu

As you can see, renovations are still on-going.

 

Temple of Leah, Cebu

Temple of Leah, Cebu

A sight to behold.

Temple of Leah, Cebu

Temple of Leah, Cebu

Along the staircase leading up to the bronze statue of Leah are two angels holding up horns.

Temple of Leah, Cebu

Temple of Leah, Cebu

Close-up of the three ladies perched on top of the fountain.

Temple of Leah, Cebu

Temple of Leah, Cebu

Temple of Leah, Cebu

Temple of Leah, Cebu

The main attraction, so to speak. The 9 foot bronze statue of Leah.

What’s written on the plaque:

BELOVED WIFE AND MOTHER
LEAH V. ALBINO – ADARNA was chosen Matron Queen of her Alma Mater, the University of Southern Philippines. This nine-foot bronze statue portrays her composure and regal bearing when she was crowned. May the beholder discern her inane beauty, poise and genteelness.
TEODORICO SORIANO ADARNA
Born December 13, 1938
Temple of Leah, Cebu
Panoramic shot.

I think that the entrance fee isn’t too heavy on the wallet, and with the photos that you’d be able to take during your visit, it’s more than worth it. I think it would be better if you went during the weekdays, as there would be less people and you would be able to enjoy your visit more.

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2 thoughts on “Temple of Leah – Cebu

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