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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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There is a lot to do in this immediate area, the small building housing the cross is interesting and a good photo opportunity. We left there and visited an historic church just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot to do in this immediate area, the small building housing the cross is interesting and a good photo opportunity. We left there and visited an historic church just a few feet away. Again there are ample photo opportunities and I enjoyed mingling with the locals. I use to read about these historical places and now I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you need a really good proof you went to Cebu, this is the spot. Dont be scared of the ladies selling you candles, they just want to earn for a living.. why not pick one color and light up for good fortune. It will feel good. Don't forget to visit the next spots beside (Basilica or Fort)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here on route to Santo Niño de Cebú and found it very moving, if you pay a small fee the locals will sing a "Pit Señor" for you

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a tiny chapel/paraklis adjacent to the st. nino cathedral. besides the event of being cheated there on buying candles once again by the ladies who offer to take a photo of you against, there is nothing else memorable. few nice paintings on the tiny inner walls and ceiling, but i guess magellan himself had been slaughtered centuries before... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was just few walks from sto nino church. The paintings on the ceiling was really amazing and cameras will really love this place.

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Thank Evo1211
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is simply a small enclosure surrounding the giant cross. Once inside, you will see the beautifully-painted ceiling. This is walking distance to the Basilica de Sto Nino and Fort San Pedro so I suggest passing by all three before you leave.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was ok. We went there straight from the airport. There were ladies offerring candles and once you pay they will dance a prayer for you. No offence but I wondered why I would offer candles and prayers to Magellan? The paintings on the ceiling were amazing.

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Thank Elleina R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for pics from history, this is the place to be. While Magellan's Cross is closed during the night, I managed to take a picture from outside the gates and it appeared equally beautiful as the pictures I can take during the day. If you are in the city, go visit this place :) and see where it all began.

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Thank Alcariza P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the must-see's in Cebu, so we went, before going to the Basilica. Couldn't appreciate the beauty of the place, because as soon as we got there, there were many women in yellow and red outfit trying to outsell each other for candles in different color. They wouldn't go away so we bought some. Then they offered prayers in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's certainly ok to have a look, when you're just in that area (e.g. Fort San Pedro or Basilica Sto. Nino). Otherwise it wouldn't be worth a visit.

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