Cliché as it may seem but I was totally in awe when I finally saw in my own eyes the most talked about symbol of undying love — the Temple of Leah. The temple is the newest attraction here in Cebu as it gives both the locals and the tourists the slightest experience of both Roman and Greek art and architecture. Temple of Leah was built on 2012 as a tribute of Teodorico Adarna to his wife Leah Adarna as a sign of his eternal love and devotion. Next to Taj Mahal, this is the second greatest tribute of love I’ve ever known in my life! Would you agree? Look how love can move mountains!

This is the facade of the temple. Such a huge temple right?

The entryway.

Look at those floor tiles and the grand staircase. Beautiful!

The grand statue of Leah Adarna.

The temple makes you feel like you’re visiting Rome or Greece! For your information, the temple was actually built in year 2012 as Teodorico Adarna’s symbol of undying love for her wife of 53 years, Leah Villo Albino-Adarna. Her collections are also showcased in 24 chambers in the temple however, we didn’t get the chance to visit and see them because it was prohibited when we went there. By the way, just in case you’re curious they’re the grandparents of the famous Ellen Adarna. Lol.

Trying to look at the beautiful Cebu through a lens.

The temple may be unfinished but it’s already nice and amazing. The fact that it was built out of love makes you feel and see every corner with awe. Unfortunately we were not able to go to some of the corners of the temple where they had this glass pyramid like the one in the famous Louvre Museum. Maybe next time! A little trivia by the way, we visited the temple on the same day we had our lunch date at Lantaw Native Restaurant! xx

Temple of Leah
Roosevelt St. Busay, Cebu
Contact No.: 233-5032

Written by Jason Hansen