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Magellan's Cross

Magallanes Street | Http://Voyagephilippines. Wix. Com/Travel-Philippines, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #14 of 41 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Three hundred year the Philippines was under Spain. The great heirtage that was passed on to Philipp9ines was the faith on God thru Chrisitan religion. As marked with the Spanish coming was the handing of the Cross, which until now encased and preserved with its own shrine. The simplicity of the cross makes it even more powerful for it is... More

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The building is damaged from the last earthquake. Lots of old ladies trying to sell you candles which is annoying. But since it is right beside the snata Nino basical church, its worth a look.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've been wanting to visit Cebu because back when I was a pupil in my earlier days, Magellan's cross was a popular page in one of my history books. I was quite disappointed when I went here because my expectations were not meant. My imagination of this shrine was grand and spectacular. It actually looks elusively big in the photos... More

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Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

the oldest cross brought by spanish magellan to colonized the philippines. it is well preserved. be sure to get ready your camera and video it is located beside the basilica church of st. nino.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

You won't see the original cross as its being encased by an outer one. The ceiling mural is pretty. You will be slightly harassed by people selling candles but you can easily ignore them if you don't want to offer the candles in prayer.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It is in a very small building set apart in a square. The paintings on its roof are attractive, and the story behind the cross makes it interesting to see. Was in the area visiting the Carbon Market and stopped by. Glad I did, but happy I didn't make a special journey to that part of town particularly for it.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you are into histories, then this is the place to go. What more can I say but this is the birth of Philippine Christianity. On the other side is Basilica del Sto Nino. One of the oldest church in Cebu

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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