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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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At the back of Basilica

Nothing so special that would worth the trip if you are coming from a far. Can go once and that would be enough if only to take pictures. Just a small add on to your visit to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Vangie M
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liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Reading about the history of this item was very fascinating, if this is the actual piece of wood, then itd quite obvious of its significance,but judging by the hundreds of people here this morning, they truly believe

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Frankly I didn't care either way and I wonder if it has ever been subjected to carbon dating but in essence a rather dull experience and I much preferred the statue of Lapu Lapu on Mactan to this sorry piece of timber. It can become a little crowded here which is another very good reason for giving it a miss,... More 

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Thank PutneySW
Iloilo City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Magellan's cross is not just a cross in the middle of a tiny building. It is a 489 year old cross housed in a small 8 sided polygon chapel next to Basilica Minore del Santo Niño across Cebu City Hall along Magallanes St..It is a popular tourist attraction. Heritage of Cebu which is a sculptural-monumental tableau and many others. You... More 

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Thank Ella P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing so special that would worth the trip if you are coming from a far. Can go once and that would be enough if only to take pictures. Just a small add on to your visit to the Basilica os Sto. Nino de Cebu

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank rob012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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