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Lapu Lapu Statue

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Address: Barangay Mactan, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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In need of a clean up

This was our second visit since 2010. The general upkeep of the area needs some attention. The father Christmases could all do with a coat of paint too.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit since 2010. The general upkeep of the area needs some attention. The father Christmases could all do with a coat of paint too.

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Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This was not an easy place to get to. We were lucky to have a friend's family living locally who acted as our guides, and they hired us a jeepney to get out to the statue. Other options include taxis and private hires, which are more expensive. There was a market nearby which had some great handmade souvenirs. They were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This was one of the few places to visit on the island of Lapu Lapu. I had a local guide to show me around the site, chatting in not good English but I got the idea, not an essential visit. I bought some gifts from the hidden away stalls near the entrance to the site. Gardens were well kept, pool... More 

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Taguig City, Philippines
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nothing spectacular about this shrine unless one knows the significance of Lapu Lapu in Philippine history. I use the statue as a landmark to tell me that Shangrila is now near. Haven't tried the restaurants by the shrine (Sutukil) for quite sometime now as the last time we had lunch there the place has a heavy smell of mud.

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Davao City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It was nice to know what Lapu lapu has done for our country. this is something i will treasure my whole life.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Located in barangay Mactan, this piece of historical landmark reminds us of Magellan's discovery of the Philippines. In this island also where Magellan was killed by Lapu-lapu's men. The statue is located in a park - but not quite impressive...not well-maintained...trashes are thrown everywhere. Some bazaars are located inside the park. For curiosity sake, you can visit this place if... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a nice historical area. It's simply a park you can walk around in about 15 mins. There are some nice vendors selling handmade goods inside the park which is great for souvenirs.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

located at the northwest part of mactan island. There's a big parking lot outside and some souvenir shops. The park is big and Lapu-Lapu's shrine is located far beyond the entry point. There's also this stone marker and a mural painting of the scene of Lapu-Lapu's heroic deed.

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It was a 25-min taxi ride for me, each way. How other visitors gave it a hight score, just makes no sense! It is just a statue in a small (yes, very nice) garden/park in the middle of a very dirty district. Wikipedia says Lapu-Lapu defeated and killed Magellan in 1521 (so the big metal sword of the statue is... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

On a hot day, we love the flowers and we were so happy to visit this place. There is a beautiful statue of Lapu-Lapu. This area is very historical because this is the first focal point where the Spaniards landed and it is also when Lapu-Lapu fought with his men against Magellan and his army. Nice to take pictures.

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