Cebu Travel Guide: Temple of Leah

Temple of Leah Featured Photo

Temple of Leah always comes up whenever tourists try to search for places to visit Cebu. Its beautiful Roman architecture-inspired design and overlooking view attract both local and foreign tourists.

Temple of Leah
Cebu Attraction: Temple of Leah

What is the Temple of Leah?

Temple of Leah is dubbed the “Taj Mahal of Cebu.” Like the Taj Mahal, it was built to symbolize a husband’s love for his wife. The construction of the Temple of Leah started in 2012 on a hill in Barangay Busay. Teodorico Soriano Adarna commissioned the structure not to be a mausoleum but to keep the treasured collection of his dear wife, Leah Albino-Adarna.

What’s Inside the Temple of Leah?

Upon climbing the grand staircase, travelers are welcomed by the large pillars, golden decors and ceiling, elegant chandelier, and of course, the golden statue of Leah Albino-Adarna.

Looking at the beautiful view from the Temple of Leah
Looking at the beautiful view from the Temple of Leah

The temple of Leah is said to have 24 chambers. We saw some of the chambers on the main level and got a glimpse of Leah’s collection of books, pianos, and ceramics, to name a few.

Photo enthusiasts will definitely appreciate the grandeur and overlooking view of the Temple of Leah.

Here are some photos we snapped while we were in the Temple of Leah.

You can also check our IG Reel.

Trivia: Teodorico Soriano Adarna and Leah Albino-Adarna are the grandparents of Ellen Adarna.

How much is the entrance fee in the Temple of Leah?

As of July 2022, the entrance fees to the Temple of Leah are.

  • Adults – Php 100
  • Senior – Php 50
  • Children (4 feet and above) – Php 100
  • Children (4 feet and below) – Php 50

They also charge parking fees as follows:

  • Car/Van – Php 50
  • Motorcycle – Php 30

If you want to have pictorials here, you can contact 09351958794 (contact taken from Temple of Leah signage). Pictorial costs around Php 1900.

When is the Temple of Leah open?

Temple of Leah is open from Mondays to Sundays, 6 AM to 11 PM.

Tip: It is best to come in early to avoid the crowd and experience cooler weather.

How To Get to Temple of Leah?

Private Transporation:

We opted to rent a car to have full control of our itinerary and the time we spent in each of the places we visited.

We just used Waze and typed in Temple of Leah.

Public Transportation:

Via Jeepney:

Ride a 04D, 04I, or 04H (Lahug-Busay) jeepney from Cebu City. Ask the driver to drop you off at the street going to Temple of Leah.

Via Grab

Book a ride in the Grab app. You want to ask your driver to wait for you so that you don’t have a hard time going to your next destination.

Via Tour Groups:

You book a tour via a local tour guide or book via Klook.

Tip: If you are new to Klook, you can use my code V6X86K to get a P150 discount as soon as you sign up.

Other Places to Visit in Cebu

  • Sirao Garden
  • Tops of Cebu (Will Blog Soon!)
  • La Vie in the Sky (I will Blog Soon!)
  • La Vie Parisienne (Will Blog Soon!)
  • Cebu Ocean Park (I will Blog Soon!)
  • Shangri-La Mactan (I will Blog Soon!)

If you have any questions or feedback, write them in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you!

Till next blog post!


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