I have been in this monument several times in my lifetime, but was only now that I thought on giving a review regarding this site. I just thought that not all monuments like this are given the highest regards and appreciation as the Magellan's Cross. For us Roman Catholics, its the birth of Christianity in the Philippines! And taking pride of our religion as Roman catholics headed by the Pope in Vatican. This has been centuries old wooden cross and it is in this very site that Magellan plot the cross as a symbol of Christianity in the country.
The cross is enclosed in a very simple concrete and steel structure. The ceiling of this enclosure is hand-painted with the history of Christianity in the Philippines. Nicely painted as if it was some sort of Michelangelo's painting at the Sistine Chapel in Rome. (but of course, a much simpler version )
Iam just happy that now, I finally made this very upfront review. Go ahead and visit this site, Its nice to know that you have once been a part of the history by just being in this site.
Recommended length of stay: less than an Hour.
You might also want to visit the very nice Church next to the monument -- its a mere 3-minute walk. Go and be amused of the beautiful church most especially the interior. The church's name is the Basilica Minore de Santo Nino.
In the church's courtyard, you can see people lighting candles (of course you have to pay some peso as a donation for the candle you used) -- go and light some candles and make your prayers -- or even just wish -- who knows, your wish might come true!
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