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Address: Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu City, Philippines
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A Good Showcase of Filipino Craftsmanship

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Cebu City, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Quezon City, Philippines
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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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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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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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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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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