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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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Simple yet meaningful

Simple and short visit. You don't need to spend long hours here. A must visit for all history junkie. There are lots of ladies offering you to buy candles and different religious... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple and short visit. You don't need to spend long hours here. A must visit for all history junkie. There are lots of ladies offering you to buy candles and different religious stuff. 'Offering' a candle is believed to be a way to grant your prayers and wishes. Each color represents different prayer. I said offering cos you don't light... More 

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You have not been to Cebu unless you have visited here. Its beside the Cathedral so you can hit 2 birds with 1 stone. Nothing much to see though.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated adjacent to the Bascilica Del Santo Nino, the memorial contains the original Magellan cross encased in metal. To stand in the memorial you will feel the foundation of the rich catholic culture that began in 1525 when the cross was raised, and is the basis of Philippines society today. Take yourself to this precinct and see Magellan's Cross, the... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The significance of the place worth-remembering. Never miss having your pictures taken with the big cross as the background. Great!

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Rayong, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This the spot where Ferdinand Magellan is believed to have planted a Christian cross when he arrived in Cebu in the Philippines sometime in 1521, depending on which exact date you believe. A sign below the cross states that the original cross is encased inside the wooden cross which you are now looking at. This, it says, is to protect... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a landmark and place to visit in Cebu. You can have a prayers with dancing to some of your special request. Just a close distance to the Basilica de Sto Nino.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the tourists destination. But it has become too commercial and crowded. Security has become the concerns when visiting there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you're touring around Cebu, you should consider visiting this place. It have a big part of Cebu's past.

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

on the day which i visited, there was so many people there inside, was a bit stuffy, and further added was so difficult to get any pictures, as there was so many people. i had a quick sneak peek and was done

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If not for the historical relevance of this place, i would have not wanted to go. The surrounding was not clean.

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