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Cebu Heritage Monument

Address: Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu City, Philippines
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$109*
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Ranked #16 of 62 things to do in Cebu City
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
79 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
120 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
19 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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308 attraction reviews
1,046 helpful votes 1,046 helpful votes
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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Philippines
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123 reviews 123 reviews
23 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Inspiring to see such a great cultural heritage! Cebu is truly a proud city with deep historical significance in the region

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a giant carving like a ship's bow with lots of statues attached presumably of key people in Cebu's history. The area around it is a bit grubby. As it is close to other places of interest, like the Cathedral, is easy to walk to. Its worthy of a look, but a few minutes to take pictures is about... More 

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