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Cebu Heritage Monument

Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #13 of 40 attractions in Cebu City
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was great to look at, we found this after our walk up Colon Street. I was surprised as to how big it was and the statues are good. Right across the road from Yap House.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Cebu Heritage Monument, located on Colon Street, is one of the more recent additions to Cebu's attractions. It's a collection of beautifully crafted statues displaying the history of Cebu. It is easy to reach on foot from Sto Nino or Plaza Independencia and free of charge. Definitely worth strolling by as you're exploring Cebu City.

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Bacolod, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Great monument showcasing significant highlights of Cebu's history. The metal sculpture was done by the famous Philippine artist Eduardo Castrillo. Additional bonus if you visit the monument are the three churches in the surrounding area. All churches have great historical and heritage value.

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Cartwright, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

this is a spectacular site. be sure to walk all the way around it as every angle has something different. it is an amazing work of art and something cebu should be very proud of.

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I just Love the Cebu Heritage Monument.. It is just a wonderful piece of Art.. Standing in the historical Parian street is the Cebu Heritage Monument. It is a collection of sculptures made of concrete, bronze, brass and steel. The monument depicts the historical events related to the history of Cebu and the Philippines in general from the time of... More

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