Monday, February 16, 2015

February is the month of love and today's post is about Cebu's newest tourist attraction which was built out of love - the Temple of Leah.

The construction of the Temple of Leah is a tribute of  Teodoro Adarna, owner of Queensland Hotel and grandfather of actress Ellen Adarna, to his wife Leah Albino-Adarna. "This Temple was constructed in the year 2012 A.D as a symbol of my undying love for her and my ceaseless devotion to Leah Villa Albino Adarna" as stated in its fb page.

What makes the place more interesting aside from its romantic story is its Roman inspired architectural design. A Rome scenic structure right here in Cebu! 

The temple is also an art gallery and museum for the collections of Leah. You'll also enjoy the mesmerizing view of Cebu since it's in the upland area, magnificent floor design, the statues, especially the gigantic gold lion on either side of the temple, sculpture of armoured people, and the huge image of Leah Albino-Adarna, seated at the center of the staircase.

 The finishing touches of the temple are  on going  but its visitors continue to drop by more and more each day. It gives the tourists a warmth welcome and a delight experience of the impressive scene.

The place is also popular for photo shoots like prenup and pre-debut. I must agree, I wish I had had my pre-debut photoshoot here. The site is just astounding!

Temple of Leah is located in the sloped mountain of Brgy. Busay, Cebu City. If you've been to Lantaw or Mountain View then it would be easy for you to find it,  these tourists spots are only distance apart. When it comes to transportation, it is advisable to use your own vehicle or like I had experienced, we ride a jeepney (04i) to reach Plaza Housing then a motorcycle to take us up the  mountain that cost us 30 PHP (depends on negotiation with the driver).

The Temple is regularly open and no entrance fee collected, but I doubt when the over-all construction ends. 

For more information, you may visit their Facebook page here.

Stay tuned for more juandering around my city!

You Might Also Like