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Cebu Heritage Monument

Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #12 of 40 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Tianjin Region, China
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

i went there twice needs a massive clean up operation the whole area has been neglected. there is no sign post just one monument with Ferdinand Magellan from the 16th century when he was killed fighting

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This monument should be viewed with a guide who can explain who the historic figures are as well as what each part symbolizes. It only takes 15 minutes or so to walk around and look at the detail, but is worth a visit if combined with visits to San Pedro Fort, Casa Gorondo and above all Jesuit House, which are... More

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Silay, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We just took some photos in this monument and you can see the good craftsmanship done. It shows various important events on the history of cebu. Best to go in the early morning or afternoon.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

love this monument, it was amazing, especially when every part of it can be explained by a very knowledgable tour guide. Well worth seeing and taking photos of the history of the Philippines. It won't mean much if you don't have a guide to explain though. It is free to view and close to other sights of interest near Colon... More

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Beppu-shi, Oita, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The structure was so interesting even for me I don`t really know about history of Philippines. This monument was huge and perfection was so high. There was so good for taking pictures

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Mandaue, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you are a first time visitor in Cebu, you won't need to spend anything to see this. It is free of charge. And because Cebu is small, you can always take a taxi to bring you there. It is near Sandiego-Yap Ancestral House, 1730 Jesuit House, and a little farther is Casa Gorordo. All walking distances from each other.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Heritage of Cebu Monument is accessible by public transport. You can take a jeepnee with the signboard showing SM and Pier area. The monument is in Cebu City near colon street. It was constructed near colon street to highlight the area’s important role in the country’s history. colon street was the old chinese district. It is built within a... More

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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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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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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