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Magellan's Cross

Magallanes Street | Http://Voyagephilippines. Wix. Com/Travel-Philippines, Cebu City, Philippines
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Nice to see the Magellan's cross but they were renovating the place at the time we were there.Quite busy as there were many tourist around.

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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

So I used to see this only in textbooks when I was in elementary. Now its for real, and I cant imagine how they preserved this landmark that stood the test of time since 1521. Awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

From this site you can learn much about Cebuano Culture now as it was enfluenced by the mga "katsila" who came and later lived here. We understand why "Sinulog" another festivity also came to be. From here we can also connect with the battle of Mactan and many more. Because of the rich history you will appreciate the significance of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Located on Magallanes Street right in front of Cebu City Hall. You will see a small hut next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, and the cross is located in this hut. The monument of Magellan’s Cross is a famous marker of Spain and Catholicism in the Philippines. History record tells us that the Cebu Magellan Cross was planted... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was expecting a huge cross when I first saw the cross on TV. This icon is what Christianity is all about in Philippines. Nice for 30-45mins drop-by and take pictures.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Surely an artifact of such significance and one symbolizing the birthplace of Catholicism in the Philippines deserves a more majestic home. Rather, the cross is erected inside a small insignificant hut accompanied by next to no educational materials. It’s like hanging the Mona Lisa inside a K-Mart

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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Although seen very quickly the place offers a nice atmosphere. The location of course is very touristic and beware of the beggars.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The cross itself and rotunda (built in 1841) protecting it were damaged in last years earthquake. Dating back to 1521 when Magellan first came a shore in Cebu. The cross evidently has parts of the original wooden cross in it that Magellan came ashore with and is an important religious relic to Cebuanos .Directly adjacent Town hall and the "Basilica... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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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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