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Cebu Heritage Monument

Address: Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #10 of 41 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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146 reviews 146 reviews
103 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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289 attraction reviews
994 helpful votes 994 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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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
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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364 reviews 364 reviews
204 attraction reviews
402 helpful votes 402 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

An unusual montage of Cebu history. It is impressive if a little unkempt. Tricky to photograph - I used a fisheye lens.Worth a look... Free entry.

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