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“A Piece of Philippine History” 4 of 5 stars
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Magellan's Cross
Magallanes Street, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #15 of 40 attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in 1521 and claimed the Philippines for Spain.
Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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“A Piece of Philippine History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you want to learn a piece of history, this is a good place to visit. There will be candle vendors that will bug you and be vigilant with the pick-pocketers but you can still feel secure in the vicinity. The people around the surroundings will make you feel safe. This is one good place to visit if you are a Catholic. This symbolizes Christianity in the Philippines.

Visited June 2013
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“A quick lesson in history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The Magellan's cross contains a few splinters of the original cross, so they say. Anyway, the place is worth a visit even for just a few minutes. Nothing much to see. It's such a tiny space. Candle vendors will bug you to buy from them so you can make a "wish" inside - just try to ignore them.

Visited June 2013
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“recognition made by my son”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

i think the house of Magellan's cross - must have been constructed bigger. so that visitors could have a better space on taking their pictures.

Visited May 2013
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“historical awe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

im not sure why, but it feels good to see the cross (even though it is probably a replica) that the spaniards brought here in cebu. makes me proud to be a catholic in the philippines.

Visited April 2013
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“Poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is located in the historic center of Cebu. If passing by, I'd suggest to visit briefly, spend 10min to see the cross and the church but don't expect any particular archhitecture, drawings or anything interesting at all..

Visited September 2012
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