Temple of Leah

Roosevelt St., Cebu City, Cebu

Temple of Leah
4.5 Stars

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Joana Marie B.
5.0 Stars

The view was perfect 128522128077128099

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Nishoji S.
5.0 Stars

This place was a buzz in the social media lately and i got the chance to witness its picturesque beauty.. It was said to be built because of the undying love of Ellen Adarnas late grandpa to his late wife Leah( Ellens grandma). So basically thw place was a property of the Adarnas.. The place was full of tourists and locals since we visites during weekends so a pice of advice to those who want to visit rhe place, you should visit it duting weekdays and you can really capture great photos since there are lesser visitor during weekdays.. So the place was basically still on the making and is not yet fully constructed tha made me a bit sad since i still cant witness the full beauty of it but still it is worth it to be visit. It has a roman inspires architecture and you get o see the full view of Cebu City since it has a wide deck viewing and its like your in a place of gods and godesses since it is roman inspired. It was great to visit the place and i think it would be a lot better when its fully finished..

P.S. there would be an entrace fee for 50php per person and best time wo visit is by 4-5pm since the sun is almost setting at that time and you can really enjoy taking pictures for the whole place..(the last photo was basically the restroom without even knowing that it was when i got to see the signage..128517)

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Angela Marie C.
4.0 Stars

Since we were already in Busay, we decided to proceed to Trmple of Leah. It was a good 7 minutes drive from Tops to here. When we came in, I had to blurt out "wow!" As in napa-"Wait, what? This is in Cebu?" ako! 128576

I can't even describe how much this place is beautiful! I was in awe the whole time we were here, albeit having some construction on-going when we went. It was still such a pretty place!

I know that the story behind the spot is another one of those Taj Mahal anecdotes. It sure is a wonderful spot though. It was very European, I must say. I haven't been to Rome but I take it, it's quite similar here. 128569

It was worth the visit, and I would definitely come back especially when construction is completed! 128571

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Diane C.
5.0 Stars

Temple of Leah, Cebu #TravelPH

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Hazel M.
5.0 Stars

We found this gem accidentally as we thought this is just near Taoist temple. All along we thought that the habal habal will just go here because it is on-the-way to Taoist temple. But I'm certainly sure, IT IS NOT. Taoist temple and Temple Of Leah are far from each other.

Insider tip: If you'll be going to taoist temple, just say to the habal habal that you'll only be going there. Because i'm pretty sure that they'll say that temple of leah is near taoist temple.

Anyway, upon reaching the temple, we were amazed.
First, because we can see the whole of Cebu. Next, it was big... Very big. A lot of Greek inspired architecture and it was beautiful.

Backgrounder: Leah is the wife of Teodorica 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." - somewhere written near the statue.

Upon reading the reason why he built this temple, I secretly wished that I was "Leah" 128540128540

This is a good place to relax after the long trip using the habal habal and also to appreciate the beauty of nature and to see Cebu as a whole.

The temple is not that fully constructed. I think they will build a museum or hotel. 128077🏻

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Patrick V.
5.0 Stars

The Temple of Leah was built as a symbol of Teodorico Adarna's undying love to his wife, Leah Villa Albino-Adarna. The two were married for 53 years until she passed away in 2010. The construction started in 2012 and up until now, most parts are still under construction.

Located atop the mountains of Busay just across Lantaw. We just added around P500 to the daytour package that we availed for the driver to take us here. However, I asked the habal-habals just outside the temple and they said a one-way trip would cost around P75 pesos to the city proper. Entrance costs around P50.

The place also provides a great panoramic view of the city because of the wide viewing deck in front of the temple. Best time to visit would be around 4-5PM when the heat would be bearable but take note that the temple closes at around 7PM.

I am really excited to see this place once it is completed. Boasting of Roman inspired architecture, the temple really is a great symbol of love that can stand the test of time. 10084

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Maye D.
4.0 Stars

The purpose of the construction of this temple kind of reminds me of the Taj Mahal. This Roman-inspired temple is owned by the Adarna family, dedicated to Leah Adarna (Ellen Adarna's grandmother). The place is enormous but still unfinished. Most part of the structure is still under construction but the front side of the temple is open to visitors for an entrance fee of Php 50. I expect this would increase once the structure is finished.

I love how the entire place is incredibly picturesque and makes you feel like you're somewhere in Rome. You'll also love the view of the city. If you're a tourist, you can take a taxi and ask the driver to wait for you since it's located at the mountaintop but I also saw a tarp that says Temple of Leah provides shuttle service going down to ease transportation for visitors.

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Casey D.
4.0 Stars

A visit at Temple of Leah is a must when in Cebu.
I first saw this place when it got featured in KMJS episode back then and I made sure that I will go to this place once in Cebu. The place is not yet finished, but there were already many people going to this place. Entrance fee is php50 each.
It also has an overlooking view. I think aside from Tops this will be a great place to watch sunset.
The temple is big and spacious. There were big statues/sculptures around. You can also do your pictorials/pre-nups in this place. There were bench so you can take a rest.
I wonder how this will look like once it is totally finish. Can't wait!!!!! Hihi and oh, this temple is dedicated to Ellen Adarna's grandmother. 100841008410084

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Nikki C.
3.0 Stars

A devoted husband and father, built this Roman structured temple for his late wife, Leah 128149

Construction started 2012, and up until now the building is not yet fully finished. But visitors can still come and look around. The entrance fee for adults is 50pesos whereas for senior is free. The main reason why this was built was to remember the late Leah Adarna and for the family tree of the Adarna Family continue and be remembered throughout their generation.

We came to visit here at sunset and saw the beautiful skyline of the city. 992510024

Looking forward to the final finish of this area. Looks promising 128521

Ps.. Leah Adarna is Ellen Adarna's grandmother 128144

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

I really love and envy the fact that everything is within reach here in Cebu. Just a couple of minutes (even less than an hour) you can go to different places already!!! Ahh, Cebu.. You're amazing!! 128525128525

Right after visiting Sirao, we went here at Temple of Leah. Again, I've seen a lot of beautiful photos taken here. So aside from visiting Sirao farm, I need to see this place, as well. Located just near Lantaw, Temple of Leah is another must visit place for all.

This is dedicated and was built out of love for Leah. This is, btw, owned by the Adarna family.

The place is still under construction, there are still a lot of areas unfinished but despite that, you can still see and appreciate the beauty of this structure. Feels like you're in a different place and time. 9786128076🏼 But since there are areas still undone, you really have to find the right angle and spot to take your pictures at. Good thing, I have my very awesome friend who helped me find the best and perfect spot hihi. 128513

Best to visit this place early in the morning for the sunlight and to avoid the crowd. So you'll also get to appreciate the view. Entrance fee is 30 pesos. And after here, you can eat and have lunch at Lantaw which is just super near this place.

Tip: Tops is also within the area so might as well visit that one. 128521

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Josette P.
4.0 Stars

Temple of Leah is a new attraction at Bugsay, Cebu right before Tops. It showcases a beautiful view of Cebu City skyline from the top and a good deal of cold weather. The place is still unfinished but they'll be having this museum of the collections of the great Adarna family. So better go back once it's neat and done!

Besides the spectacular view, one will be amazed by the original cause of building such Rome inspired temple. This is still unfinished and was built in honor of his beloved wife, Leah Albino-Adarna. A story about one's great love come to life and remembering her forever and letting the whole world know about her.

The taxi cost is pretty pricey as they would rather ask for a fix price than metered. You can take habal habal if you want but be cautious as this place is really high.

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