September 15, 2017

The Temple of Leah in Barangay Busay, Cebu City

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  • Everyone at some point in their lives has experienced love, whether they were loved or have loved. Love seems to be the main underlying goal that we all strive for in our lifetimes. It is the one thing that we all, as humans, have in common like how Teodorico Adarna showed his great love for his wife.

    As for Teodorico Adarna, owner of Temple of Leah and grandfather of Filipino actress Ellen Adarna, this huge edifice of Roman Architecture design is his way of showing how strong his love and his ceaseless devotion to his wife, Leah Adarna to whom he was married for 53 years.

    temple-of-leah-cebuPhoto by Allan Barredo / Photography

    Photo by Allan Barredo / Photography

    Found in Barangay Busay, Cebu City, the Temple of Leah is a 2-floored temple built on a 5,000- square-meter property adorned with marble-covered columns and a nine-foot bronze statue of Leah Adarna herself in the middle that portrays her composure and regal bearing when she was crowned as Teodorico Adarna’s queen.

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    Many people along with the government of Cebu consider this temple as the “Best View of the City” for it looks like an attraction in Italy that continuously attracts both local and foreign tourists. The structure itself got its inspiration from Parthenon – a structure built in honor of the Greek Goddess, Athena.

    Location: Leah Temple, Roosevelt St., Brgy. Busay Cebu City
    Visiting hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
    Entrance fee: P50 per person
    Parking fee: P100 if inside the premises; free if outside but limited slots only
    Other fees: P2,500 for professional photography for events
    Contact number: (032) 233-5032

    Written By Patricia Antoinette M. Nacianceno
    Image source: Allan Barredo / PhotographyChoose Philippines; Video from The Dutchman on YouTube

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