Cuna del Cristianismo: Museum of the Archdiocese of Cebu

On your visit to Magellan's Cross and Sto. Niño Basilica, I also recommend that you visit the Archdiocesan Museum of Cebu. It is right across the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

It is very important to visit this museum as you will learn from it the most significant part of Cebu's history being the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines and in Asia. 

The museum is about the Cradle of Christianity (Cuna del Cristianismo).

Various ecclesiastical treasures were on display such as the liturgical vessels donated by Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos, the liturgical vestments used in the Tridentine Mass, the Tridentine altar, the images of various saints, the episcopal regalia of Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, and furnitures used by Julio Cardinal Rosales and St. Pope John Paul II.    

Tridentine Altar

The chair used by St. John Paul II during his Pontifical Mass in Cebu.

Also on display are portrait paintings of the first Augustinian bishop of Cebu, Pedro de Agurto, and Julio Cardinal Rosales.

Portrait of Pedro de Agurto, an Augustinian and first bishop of Cebu.

Portrait His Eminence Julio Cardinal Rosales

The very valuable relics displayed in the museum are the zucchetto of St. Pope Paul VI and the rosary he gave to the archdiocese. 

Zucchetto and rosary of St. Paul VI given to the Archdiocese of Cebu.

The place is good for those who want to know more about Catholicism and how it intertwined with the life of the Cebuanos.