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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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Closed for renovation

Sorry folks... the structure has been cordoned off from any visitors. You can still look in from the gate/fence but you cannot go in. Also, the cross has been covered up with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

What can be seen at the kiosk is not the original but one of the replica's of the presumed Magellan's cross made in 1521. Nevertheless, the said kiosk thst encased the cross is one of the historical landmarks that you shod visit in Cebu.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Sorry folks... the structure has been cordoned off from any visitors. You can still look in from the gate/fence but you cannot go in. Also, the cross has been covered up with tarpaulin.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It was locked up and being restored or so it seemed. Very small and not much to look at. It was right next to the basilica that was very pretty and quite interesting. If this was by itself without the nearby basilica, it wouldn't be worth it to see.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited with my family together with Santo Ninio church. It was very good experience for me. Specially the day we visited it it was fiesta and the place was overcrowded but still it worth it .

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Bontoc, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

To appreciate this historical landmark, take a closer look on the the paintings and see the story. This will bring you back to the beginnings of Christian civilization in the Philippines.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Disappointed as this monument was under repair due to the 2013 earthquake. Very little to see. Again watch out for the candle hawkers

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Tampa Bay, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The shrine is closed off and covered up and I was told that it has been that way for a couple of years.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Magellan's Cross is a simple memorial at the forefront of Sto Nino Basilica. Its built out of coral during Spanish times. The Philippines remodels this memorial often. Its small but significant in history and well done. When in Cebu, stop by.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The cross was covered with a canvass when we got there as it was under maintenance (they say). Full of history. Just located behind Basilica del Santo Nino, and just a walking distance from Fort San Pedro, and facing the Cebu City Hall. We just had our picture taken below the marker. No fee as it was just along the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a parking with a small chapel in between the cars. The cross is fake, it's written it contains the real one, that is not visible. So ... why?

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