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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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A tiny building with a beautiful ceiling its interesting to see but you not need much time to see it all, its usually very busy with tourists and no charge to go inside it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A tiny building with a beautiful ceiling its interesting to see but you not need much time to see it all, its usually very busy with tourists and no charge to go inside it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a huge cross in the middle of the city. Touristy probably because of its historical point. A lot of vendors outside selling candles and the like

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Thank Jerwin J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

when you are in cebu, this is one of the many places you must go and especially when you have children. this shrine is part of our history so it will be memorable for them.

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Thank Mona081967
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is good to see only due to its historical reference. The painting on the ceiling which tells the strory of the cross is the highlight. Negative is the persistent older ladies selling candles to put next to the cross. The whole visit is done in less than 5 minutes.

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Thank MrViper73
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever in Cebu, one must visit the Magellan's Cross. Its an important historical site. The Cross is located just beside the Basilica of Sto.Niño where you can also visit.

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Thank Maria Celina D
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very important landmark of Cebu. An important part of its history and make you know more about Cebu, which has a long colourful culture and history. Great place.

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Thank Derrick N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to learn more history in Cebu. One of my friends paid for some candles and received a blessing from one of the helpers there. Seemed like a song and dance and again was interesting

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Thank Laurie H
Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Magellan's Cross changed everything and brought the Christianity in the Philippines. He teaches about Catholicism and the Bible. The place is still good and astonishing. I heard the damages were repaired.

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Thank Eddyson B
Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The shrine contains the original cross given by Magellan to the City of Cebu encased in a larger wooden one.

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Thank Ludgardo Z
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Few metres from the Church is located. A round room with big sign and details. Huge Cross with many paintings on the walls and ceiling. Many ladies force you to buy candles. Many bigger as well.

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