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Address: Cebu City, Philippines
Description: This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in...
This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in 1521 and claimed the Philippines for Spain.
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Magellan's Cross

A lot of vendors crowding near the MAGELLANS CROSS, selling their wares like balloons and snacks. There are also women who asked for donations in exchanged for their prayers. It's... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A lot of vendors crowding near the MAGELLANS CROSS, selling their wares like balloons and snacks. There are also women who asked for donations in exchanged for their prayers. It's very distracting when taking photos.Hope the vendors will have their proper location because this is THE iconic tourist attraction, the symbol, Magellan's Cross is Cebu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I would rate this as the most historic landmark not just in Cebu but the whole Philippines. No tourist, both local and foreign, could afford to miss it. The original cross is enclosed inside to protect it from people trying to chip away a part of the cross. The small size of the chapel provides an atmosphere of humility considering... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Useless going there the cross is buried under a bigger cross?nothing to do but ppl trying to sell candles then u put it there n they take it again

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was alright- a chapel and a cross. Lots of vendors so it distracted from the essence of the cross.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Magellan is a significant figure in the history of the Philippines. His 'invasion' brought European (Spanish) culture to the region as well as the Catholic religion.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nice place nothing special lots of poor street children ! Take your own water ! Suss people selling water that may not be fresh ! Ie tap water put in bottles and glued up to look like bottled factory water ? Yuk !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

You have not been to Cebu if you have not been to Magellans Cross. Be sure to visit this place where everything started in 1521. Colorful candles are creatively scattered around the big cross which symbolizes Cebu as the cradle of Christianity. Attached hereto are photos taken by my daughter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This attraction for me is really small, you can't even make a wide shot of the whole structure, only the ceiling is very special because of its intricate design, is very nice and interesting. You just enjoy to see the whole place, and after that, you wanted to move on inside the church to make yourself more comfortable....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Magellan's Cross is just a small structure housing the cross that was said to have been erected by Magellan at the exact site. Travelers can go inside and look at the cross and the famous paintings that adorn the ceiling. Candle sellers would offer you candles which they would use as an offering while performing the "Sinulog" steps which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a great part of history and it was open and very nice, Most people know who Magellan was and the role he played in that time in History. And now I can say I saw it!

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Address: Cebu City, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

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