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Address: Barangay Mactan, Lapu Lapu, Philippines

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Quick bit of history

This place is worth a visit for the reminder that Magellan was killed here as the invador that he was and that Lapu Lapu was a real person. The tide goes way out and leaves some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Daegu, South Korea
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a place where history been told. The famous Philippine Hero who won over Spaniards during the Spanish regime. Glad to see places like this showing how Philippines needs to protect its peace and territory. This statue will remind every Filipino about their past.

Thank PrettyAngel2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am very interested in History and find Lapu Lapu's story amazing. So to finally visit here was a dream come true

Thank EssexReviewerUK
Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my family have been here many times. It is a great place for a family picnic. Also the school dancers and singers they often have on weekends are awesome! Plus for us Americans it is a chance to learn that our history teachers lied to us; Magellan was not the first person to circumnavigate the world; actually his... More 

Thank RalphWells
Daegu, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth a visit for the reminder that Magellan was killed here as the invador that he was and that Lapu Lapu was a real person. The tide goes way out and leaves some of the boat displays quite at a loss. Check out the ubiquitous colorful mosaic painting, the city's official motif.

Thank mmezedd99
Mactan Island, Philippines
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see for first timers here very nice and history very good things to do here as well good value

Thank shipbosn
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best to visit the place during weekdays and not holiday. Very near from the airport, I think 15-20minutes travel. Might be a good first stop if you are planning a city tour upon arrival.

Thank glaimores
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My visit to the statue ended a long day touring the city and, then, crossing the causeway to the island... He, Lapu Lapu stood up to Magellan and beheaded him...

Thank webvango
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was in the same area as the Magellan Shrine.. clean and beautiful. Great for families with kids. Nice place to stroll and had nice music playing in the background. My daughter even danced her way through the area with the music.

Thank Shiyi C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not a lot to see here but what there is was interesting and lovely. Worth a quick stop to check it.

Thank Aaron S
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Mactan Shrine is a great place to visit, beautiful park. Not sure about the resturants there however.

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