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Magellan's Cross

Magallanes Street | Http://Voyagephilippines. Wix. Com/Travel-Philippines, Cebu City, Philippines
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Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: It has been speculated that the original Magellans cross used for firewood, or used with shaboo. That is not true. The cross is still in place... more »
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Forget your plans if getting that picture perfect selfie or photo of the cross is what your after. The place is under renovation. No decent pictures can be taken as of the moment, just gave it 3 stars for its historical significance otherwise I wouldnt recommend going at all!!

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

We went there last week and the site is being renovated. Nothing really special about it though. There are a few ladies who will sell you candles but just don't mind them.

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

another nice piece of history in Cebu, worth a visit. Large Cross incased in tinder wood, surrounded by beautiful wall paintings.

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

Structure and exhibit was so-so. Nothing special. It was smaller than I expected. There were a lot of women wearing yellow characteristic clothes who sale traveler their dance and play. Of course fee I had to pay was more expensive than they had told me before. But it`s kind of funny so if you wanna try it`s ok

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Davao City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Hey...they make a very BIG thing out of something that may or may not be real. Too many vendors trying to sell you stuff and too many beggars around.

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

u will miss the best of the queen city of the site if u will not come to gaze the Magellan;s cross located beside the Sto.Nino basilica =)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There are pros and cons to seeing the Magellan's Cross on a Sunday. Pro:seeing the cross with church bells ringing announcing the end of the mass and the people flooding out onto streets, the Cebuanos' way of life I'd like to hope. Con:the crowd of tourists and locals making it impossible to have a moment in solitude to appreciate that... More

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Gilmanton, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While it was worthwhile to go and see Magellan's cross it definitely needs to be combined with other sightseeing in the area such as the San Pedro Fort and Santo Nino Basilica. The area which houses Magellans Cross is a small pavillion and is packed with tourists. The cross itself is preserved within another wooden cross but it and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice to see the Magellan's cross but they were renovating the place at the time we were there.Quite busy as there were many tourist around.

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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So I used to see this only in textbooks when I was in elementary. Now its for real, and I cant imagine how they preserved this landmark that stood the test of time since 1521. Awesome.

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