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Cebu Heritage Monument

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Address: Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu City, Philippines
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Great sculpture

Take the time to admire the sculpture and appreciate the meaning. There's history lessons here. I just wish the city would improve the surroundings - the upkeep is poor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Cebu City, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

shows the history of cebu but it could better be maintained more. brass is not polished. some garbage in the sides as well.

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Take the time to admire the sculpture and appreciate the meaning. There's history lessons here. I just wish the city would improve the surroundings - the upkeep is poor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Don't expect much it just a monument and the gate is close so you can go inside. It is located in the middle of two roads depicting Cebu history

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Do not expect too much, it is a monument and that is all. The surroundings is not a nice area and there is no park whatsoever. If you understand Cebu history or have someone explaining the statue, it will be much more meaningful. Otherwise, I imagine that it will be difficult to truly appreciate.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It's a huge monument depicting the various important characters in the history of Cebu. Quite an awesome sight. The location is in the old section of Cebu. Within walking distance is the must-visit 1730 Jesuit House, the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House and the under renovation Casa Gorordo Museum. Not far on the other side is the Cathedral Museum of Cebu.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Cebu Heritage Monument is in Parian, and just a stone's throw away from the oldest street of the Philippines, Colon Street. It is a huge structure depicting different significant historical events in Cebu. There's a facade of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, Lapu-Lapu, the first mass, etc. Entrance is free, and the structure is enclosed by a fence.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This monument is a representation of the historical events of Cebu from Magellan's landing, Spain introducing Catholicism to the Philippines, and their recent martyr, San Pedro Calungsod, becoming a saint. This will only take your about 5 minutes to walk around. But enjoy the details of the sculpture and the expressions depicted on their faces. Once you are done here,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Located in the Parian area, the Cebu Heritage Monument depicts many events in the important history of Cebu and the Philippines. Going around it for a few minutes is taking a very educational tour. And to top it all, the monument displays artist Ed Castrillo's true brilliance.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very close to the ancestry house and a good place to start exploring, most attractions are within walking distance of here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

great summary of Cebu in a well-done monument. Hopefully you'll have a guide who can explain the complete monument. Joselito Gabuya (thecebutourguide at gmail.com) gave us an excellent tour of Cebu in a short visit.

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