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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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were just happy were able to see it personally, and be able to pray and be grateful. its one of the most important landmark in cebu so never miss to go there

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to visit. A must if you are in Cebu. Only take 20 minutes or so and you can easily walk to other sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If we go to Cebu City we should not forget visiting this place. Though the church is so congested during our visit, candle vendors and etc are everwhere, seeing this historical thing is worth all the sweat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

were just happy were able to see it personally, and be able to pray and be grateful. its one of the most important landmark in cebu so never miss to go there

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The farmers market was great and the history behind the cross was interesting. The locally grown produce was cheap and oh so good. Lots of great photo ops too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

You can find this just outside of Santa Nino church. There are many people selling candles and a few beggars but you will not get too much attention even as a Westerner. There is also a new Mc Donalds just across the road to have a cooling drink

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is in interesting place to see. It was under construction at the time, but still neat. I'm not into religion at all, but it's still history. There are a lot of historical areas to see in the immediate area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I thought it was unlikely that we would see Magellan's actual cross, and I was right. What you actually see is a hollow, cross-shaped wooden box that reportedly contains the remains of Magellan's cross. Since the box is opaque, there's nothing of historical interest that you can actually see; it just looks like any other large, wooden cross.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you want to learn a piece of history, this is a good place to visit. There will be candle vendors that will bug you and be vigilant with the pick-pockets but you can still feel secure in the vicinity. The people around the surroundings will make you feel safe. This is one good place to visit if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Ypu can never truly visit Cebu if you cannot visit Magellan's Cross where the seat of Christianity in the Philippines originated. The Cross in encased in a cabin-type museum where the history of Cebu is drawn on the ceiling. A must see in Cebu.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went after visiting the nearby basilica. The whole place is littered with beggers a lot of whom are children. Didn't feel safe here so left.

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