Magellan's Landing Site

Magellan's Landing Site, Butuan: Address, Phone Number, Magellan's Landing Site Reviews: 3.5/5

Magellan's Landing Site
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MijnlieverdFH
Tagum City, Philippines4,205 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
At the mount of Masao river, the Magellan's anchorage stands. It is a site claimed Magellan landed in the Philippines. Now it has been sited here at Masao near entrance to the Masao River.
Written October 8, 2017
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queenmary28
Pagadian City, Philippines288 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
My co worker bring me to the place that has full of historical structure,interesting to see and it is very captivating.
Written September 14, 2017
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Kieran L
Liverpool, UK25 contributions
Apr 2017
My friend showed me this when we traveled to the beach, as She and Her family wanted to educate me about their culture and history of their island and she showed me this Statue and told me a bit about him, the controversy's and just general knowledge, it was a pleasure to see, as i enjoy learning about new societies and cultures.
Written August 29, 2017
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Norm H
Las Vegas, NV381 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Interesting, but out of the way and very hard to find. It's old and falling apart. BUT it is an important part of history.
Written July 14, 2017
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peggyapl
Quezon City, Philippines67 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Visit this out of the way attraction by hiring one of the tricycles parked along the street beside the PNP Hospital (across the Libertad Fruit Vendors Association market). There is a sign which says "Barangay Ambago" at the corner of this street and the main J.C. Aquino Ave. For P200 to P300 you can visit the Balangay Shrine Museum, Magellan's Landing site, and the Bood Promontory Eco Park while the tricycle driver waits for you. The fee includes the trip back to the main avenue.

The monument to Magellan's Landing is, sadly, very poorly maintained. It is located along an ordinary beach with small local stores nearby. So there is nothing to do but take a few pictures of the monument because there is no information available about what the monument is all about. So, it is only interesting because of its historical significance.
Written February 6, 2017
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Tronica
Oshkosh, WI18 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
The place was dirty and not much to do but the historic factor made it cool to see. I would go again but not to hang out. We bought some homemade tuba coconut wine on the way back for 20 pero (50 cents USD) - that was interesting! :)
Written January 5, 2017
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Brent A
Woodinville, WA101 contributions
Nov 2016 • Business
We had the pleasure of visiting several of Magellan's historic sites throughout the Philippines during the trip, and this one certainly didn't disappoint. If you're into history at all, it's certainly worth the stop!
Written December 7, 2016
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Jose Abrian C
35 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
Among history lovers the city of Butuan is a must. With its rich Precolonial history down to the story of Magellan's visit to the kingdom of Rajah Siagu. Questions like the where does the first Catholic mass in the country was conducted? If the people of Masao and Magallanes in Agusan Del Norte will be asked they would say it was their places. Listening to their accounts you would conclude that the Mindanaoans were truly proud to fight that the Catholicism first spread throughout the Caraga. I love Agusan! 🙂
Written August 9, 2016
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jamesvp2000
Butuan, Philippines7 contributions
Aug 2015
In this place is a group of statues on a concrete platform marking the place where Ferdinand Magellan first landed in Butuan in 1521, When I visited it with family members the beach was littered with seaweeds. It was, I think, a day or two after a storm. This is a good sight to see especially for history students.
Written July 26, 2016
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Alan Z
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions
May 2016 • Family
I had no idea that Magellan landed here first and now I understand that he used the inlet of the Agusan river as shelter for his journey. Well worth a look.
Written May 29, 2016
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