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Cebu Heritage Monument

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Address: Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu City, Philippines
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The Cebu History

If you want to know the history of Cebu this is the perfect picture of it. The monument also includes how Catholicism spread over the province. It actually took 3 years to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Most Filipinos in Cebu don't even know this exits unless they are the homeless dude that hangs by it sleeping. You want to see all the history of the Philippines an most philipinos can't tell all of what it means but it is HUGE!! Really close to most of the tourist stuff. A must see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you want to know the history of Cebu this is the perfect picture of it. The monument also includes how Catholicism spread over the province. It actually took 3 years to finish the monument and you will really see the detailed structure of the Basilica del Sto. Niño, the ship that was used by Magellan an the rest of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Simply an amazing place to see. A brief history of the Philippines in one big, panoramic sculpture. Although I needed my wife to explain some of it to me, since she is a Filipina, I still loved how it looked. It made you appreciate the long, storied history of the Philippines with just the art. A must see for any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Even though I didn't understand a lot of the monument, the sculptures are very interesting. It is beautifully done and worth a few steps past the Cathedral to see it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is quite a big monument and has the past history all in one monument. You must look caefully to see the various happening of Cebu at that period. One more thing, it is just the opposite of the Yap-San Diego ancestral house.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A good art creation and thats it. Nothing more nothing less. Good thing is it is located near other point of interest -Yap-San Diego Ancestral House, Casa Gorordo Museum etc. Tip: expect less if youre not a mod art afficionado.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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

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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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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