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Address: Cebu City, Philippines
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This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in...

This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in 1521 and claimed the Philippines for Spain.

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The Main Attraction of CEBU....

Everytime I hear Cebu the first thing I think is Magellan Cross, so when I visited Cebu for the first time we went to the famous Magellan Cross.It is the site where the Portuguese... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice historical landmark. Very busy add ladies will try to sell you prayer candles. All in all I think it's very nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime I hear Cebu the first thing I think is Magellan Cross, so when I visited Cebu for the first time we went to the famous Magellan Cross.It is the site where the Portuguese and Spanish explorers planted a cross in 1521 and that's amazing I'm standing in a historical site. There is a sign below the cross and it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Cebu for sight seeing it is of course a must to visit the Magelan Cross. The site where Magelan planted a cross in April of 1521, virtually the cradle of modern Philippines. Today it is a shrine in the middle of a small park, belted by some nicely renovated and maintained colonial buildings of which the imposing Cebu... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The original cross is housed inside the cross you currently see. The paintings on the ceiling of the shrine depicts the story of conversion of the natives during the time of Magellan. It is basically next to the Basilica of Sto. Nino and a short walk from Fort San Pedro. All three are accessible by jeep.

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Darwin, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neither of us are Catholic. It was on the way while we were walking around town checking a few places out. It was interesting enough as a stop off on our way to something else.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen it many times,my first was 2010 when I said to myself, "I thought its a big structure". Drop by here to see it after going to Basilica de Sto Nino Minore. Visited 2010,2011,2015,2016

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is next from basilica del santo niño church. Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on March 15 , 1521.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This piece of history showcases an old wooden cross encased to preserve it. The place is easily accessible as this is in downtown Cebu right across city hall.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not only a must see place in Cebu City but this is a place of historical and cultural importance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just next to the Basilica (not inside) this site is a quick thing to see in Cebu. There weren't any crowds when I visited and doubt there would ever be. Beautiful mural above the cross.

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