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Address: Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ed Castrillo Artistry

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

i was expecting to see a colon obelisk or a rizal park-kind of structure but this one's huge! there are lots of details that you will see in every angle.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The monument is beautiful but inaccessible to people passing by. It's pretty much in the center of the street. Not sure if it is permanently closed to the public but it's still a good representation of Philippine history if you have a good tour guide to explain its significance.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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121 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This monument depicts the colonization of the Philippines by Spain and the introduction of Catholicism in the Philippines which started in Cebu. From Ayala Center, you can ride 13C jeepney and it will pass directly at the monument. You can also visit Yap Sandiego House a few meters away from this monument. This is also a good subject of photography.

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London, UK
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8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A large sculpture depicting Filipino history. It's a bit neglected in places but is interesting and a good piece of art. Don't just drive by, it will only take a few minutes to walk around the structure and it's worth that much time out of your day.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It is just a stop to take a picture, but otherwise not much to see. Nearby is the Heritage museum. A family owned old spanish house that you can visit for a fee (50 pesos). Several rooms with old furniture.

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Manila, Philippines
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122 reviews 122 reviews
22 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You can glance from your vehicle or from across Yap San Diego Ancestral House The place stinks of urine where there is a homeless man sleeping. Yes I took a snap of the place after our visit from the ancestral house en route to Sto Niño Basilica. You can use this spot as a reference for cab drivers visiting the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you book in any of the tours from a major city hotel, this is one of their drive by attractions, an ecclesiastical montage that stands out at the crossroads of a decrepit neighborhood. This monument would benefit by sprucing up the houses that surround it and perhaps surrounding it with a water feature instead of a fenced in concrete.

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