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Are you wondering why there's a white building on top of the hill in the quiet town of Busay in Cebu? This is the Temple of Leah , a bea...

Temple of Leah in Cebu: Your Ultimate Travel Guide

Are you wondering why there's a white building on top of the hill in the quiet town of Busay in Cebu? This is the Temple of Leah, a beautiful Roman-inspired architectural shrine that is also known as the Taj Mahal of Cebu. It's home to the treasures and memorabilia of the late Leah Albino Adarna, the grandmother of Filipina actress Ellen Adarna. 

The Temple of Leah is one of the must-visit attractions in Cebu. It has been attracting foreign and local tourists for its stunning architectural style and overlooking view of Cebu City. This 7-story mansion has 24 chambers housing a library, bar, museum, and gallery. There are two large golden statues of lions stand guards on both sides of the main stairs leading into the temple. Roman gladiators and a bunch of life-sized statues of angels adorn the corners and different parts of the building. 

So what's the story behind the Temple of Leah? It is built as a symbol of the undying love and never-ending devotion of Teodorico Adarna to his wife Leah Villa Albino-Adarna. Mr. Adarna shared that he constructed this temple in the year 2012 A.D. as a symbol of his undying love for and ceaseless devotion to her wife. He also added that he adopted an architectural design that can withstand time and still be appreciated for a millennium so this temple will become a landmark of Cebu, where future generations of the Adarna clan ...can come and trace their roots and heritage. Teodorico reportedly spent 80 million pesos to put up this temple as a symbol of his undying love for Leah. 

Entrance Fee

Adult- P100

Children/ Senior Citizen- P50

Parking Fee- P20

Car- P30

Prenup Pictorial- P4500 ( No Time Limit )

How to get there? 

The cheapest way to get here via public transport. It is a 45-minute drive from the city center. From Mactan Island, ride a bus going to SM Cebu City. Fare is around P40. Then take a 04D, 04I or 04H (Lahug-Busay) jeepney from downtown Cebu City, the fare is less than P20 per person; get off at the street to Temple Leah, and walk for 5 minutes to the site.

Alternatively, you may ride  a habal-habal at Lahug / JY Mall straight to Temple of Leah for P150 per motorcycle, good for 2 persons, or a taxi or grab from the downtown. The best time to go here is during weekdays. It's one of the most popular and most visited tourist spots in Cebu so expect a crowd during weekends and holidays. 

Contact Information

Temple of Leah

Contact Number: 0922 8631408 / 0917 7031408

Address: Barangay Busay in Cebu City