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Magellan's Cross

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Ranked #15 of 40 attractions in Cebu City
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After the Oct 2013 earthquake, the cross and the structure where its at are on braces. This has not stopped the devotees though from saying their prayers. Just be courteous when taking your pictures, to others, this is more than just a tourist spot.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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51 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Iconic as usual and always been beautiful too look at especially the paintings in the ceiling. Sometimes the peddlers can be annoying but you'll get used to it. Just beware of robbers and pickpockets.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This monument & religous icon is located in an open park, watch out for the persitent touts trying to sell you pearls just outside the "fenced off or common park area"

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Port Barton, Philippines
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My 3rd times visits in Magellan's Cross. I love visiting Historical places. That time it was less tourist and weather is not good. Souvenir shops are inside and outside the area. If you wish to buy negotiate the price.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was an interesting relic, unfortunately the whole building is currently braced since the earthquake last year. It is symbolic of the original which it is rumored may have been made of bamboo. Worth a visit if you happen to be in the area.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you're excited by the fact that it is a place that history was made, then, no problem seeing it, at least if you're passing by or something. But, to be honest, for me, it was nothing but wasting time.

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Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Bringing back my history subject. The place was amazing because of its historical value. The area was not that safe and it was very dirty

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

hmmm I wondered around the area and had a look at MC. But if you are short on time theres perhaps other attractions to see. Its hard to compare on attractions as someone looking for thrils like wondering around the edge of Crown Regency, Edge Coaster may not like this type of attraction. You know the deal before you go,... More

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place needs some cleaning up. If this place is important to tourism, local government or whoever is in charge should take some time to clean this place up. Not only with too much vendors but also with trash.

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Battle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A lovely quiet place in a bustling city damage to the building is underway due to earthquake, Would I go again !! I don't think i would but if you have never been ,then go and see a piece of history

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