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Address: Cebu City, Philippines
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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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Scaffolding gone so great to visit

Peaceful and nice take some time to reflect, then go tot he church and light a candle for the family along with all the pinoys there too

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Peaceful and nice take some time to reflect, then go tot he church and light a candle for the family along with all the pinoys there too

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New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cross was in a domed structure. Unfortunately, they were doing some construction and the view was a blocked by some scaffolding. This is a nice area to view and take some pictures.

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Thank Mazemet
Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sheer age of this cross is mind blowing, well worth a visit and photo opportunity. Easy to get to and free to see and hang out around.

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Thank Travis S
Greater Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a small shrine in centre of Cebu dedicated to cross thought to have been given to the locals at/after Magellan's ill fared visit. It has some descriptions of Magellan'svisit and subsequent events. It will notblow your mind but is one of those things not to be missed in a city, like Nelson's Column-it seems far away.

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Thank 459laurence
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting site to visit. It's a famous landmark and tourist site here in Cebu. As to whether it is the original cross I'll leave that up to the historians and academics to debate. By seeing the cross in its form at least allows us all to receive a unique and historical insight and perspective to the good people of Cebu.... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recent renovation gave the kiosk or chapel that houses the Tindalo wood casing of the Magellan's Cross a fresher look.

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Thank ThadzEngaling
Las Pinas, Philippines
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time i visited this place, the cross is under renovation. Now its finished and still many people are coming here to offer a candle and pray. -better to come here early so not much traffic.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magellan Cross is very famous landmark in Cebu City. Your visit is not complete without visiting Magellan Cross which is a few metres away from the Basilica del Santo Nino.

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Thank Loloy M
Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magellan's cross is a well-known land mark and an important symbolism of propagation of Christianity in my country - Pilipinas. Located beside the Basilica de Santo Niño, you can drop by to see it for yourself - first hand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the highlight of Cebu City tour because of it's history. I was amazed because I only see this in books but it felt surreal when I finally saw this in person. :)

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