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Address: Cebu City, Philippines
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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Cebu's iconic landmark

Tour of Cebu is not complete without visiting Magellan's cross. The site is in the plaza & surrounded by the Basilica Minore of Santo Nino, City Hall, Fort San Pedro & the old BPI... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Tour of Cebu is not complete without visiting Magellan's cross. The site is in the plaza & surrounded by the Basilica Minore of Santo Nino, City Hall, Fort San Pedro & the old BPI building. The grilled gazebo encases the historic tindalo cross that marked the start of Christianity in the country. The painted ceiling tells the story of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Cool place to visit! A very famous landmark rich in religious and cultural history of Cebu City. Been here several times and will surely return here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This Christian Cross was build by Portuguese and Spaniards long time ago lst March 1521, I cant forgot the date coz someone made a song (visayan singer). Hope this place will remain in the next generation.

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Iligan, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Considering the historical richness of Cebu City, a 60+Traveller like me would not have said "I was there at the historical Magellan's Cross and you can count on me as one of the many million visitors to this world-famous Magellan's Cross. This historical landmark will always remind me and us of the coming of Christianity into our country. How this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place to reflect and find peace. Great place to take family and enjoy each other's company. Not extremely crowded and the place is kept clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

i love seeing the art work that i only saw in history books. the spot is guarded by one security guard. my visit was spoiled by an over-enthusiastic peddler selling "prayers"

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Sadly, the place was under construction when I was there so we were not allowed to go inside. We just got a picture outside but there were some metal and boards for construction so we didn't also get a good photo :( Hopefully they finish renovating this really soon!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

no special but near with Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino, just take few minutes see and take picture. so far ok

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The site is just a few blocks away from the Plaza Independecia. It has a lot of devotees of Sto Nino and also tourist. There are locals who would ask you to buy candles and they would chant prayers and dance for the you. Majority of the Cebuanos are devoted Catholics.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We went in October 2013. It's really just a cross not very impressive but if you're in Cebu you have to see it as it has "historical & religious value."

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