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Cebu Heritage Monument

Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #13 of 41 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Melbourne
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good for a one time visit. History of Cebu sculpted out of Brass. Took 3 years to construct the monument. Good to go with a local guide/taxi driver so he/she can explain ti all to you. Otherwise you'll just be looking as some over-sized statues.

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Davao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A large monument of the highlights of Cebu's history. Nicely done by a famous Cebuano artist / sculptor. Accessible by public transportation. A must see for first time visitors to the city.

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Philippines
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176 reviews 176 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Artist Eduardo Castrillo, designed and constructed this Monument . a Cebuano himself, you can feel his artistic passion and love for his province, when you visit this monument. This huge monument is made of cement, iron, and steel and was funded by private organizations and individuals. You can see the monument for free, but a personal donation will go a... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Unfortunately is located in the middle of nowhere... well, near the Ya heritage house, which is fantastic! But is great to see the history of the Philippines or in this case Cebu, represented in a very well executed monument. It is small, it will take you 5 minutes to visit, but totally worth it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Right outside the Yan San Diego House and so close to the 1730 Jesuit House too. Actually quite an interesting piece of modern sculpture but I felt some explanation of the phases as you walk around it would have been useful.

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Columbus, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Although this monument celebrates Magellan, the great native warrior who killed Magellan--Lapu Lapu is also celebrated in a nice large statue. Although the monument was erected prior to Typhoon HYan and the earthquake that preceeded it, it made me think of the great persistence and courage of the Filipino people who are rebuilding their part of this country with cheer... More

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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The monument shows the history of how Filipinos fought the Spanish invaders. It also shows how Christianity came to the country. It is located in the heart of the city and is accessible to the public.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This monument is to remember the people who fought for the country and city. Nice to learn a bit about their unity and overcome threats

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Davao City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Huge monument kinda in the middle of the street. It should be in a better area. Its nice for a quick stop and dont miss out on the Yap San Diego house across the street while you are there.

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

on the way to Sinulog 2014 I passed the heritage of cebu with the Alburo family, Ramon grew up in this area, Pari - An, and took some pictures...This is a great piece of art !

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