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“Bustling”
Review of Colon Street

Colon Street
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Cebu-Mactan Twin City Tour from Cebu
Ranked #34 of 122 things to do in Cebu City
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

This street is the oldest and the shortest national road in the Philippines. Named after Christopher Columbus by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. A crowded and bustling street in downtown Cebu City, bit run-down and left behind now. Formerly the site of fashionable shops, offices and movie houses in the 70's and to the 80's. It was once the heart of Cebu City's shopping and business activity, but during the early 1990s much of this urban scene has shifted inland and uptown places, bigger and diverse commercial and business districts now spread in areas of the city in what used to be considered residential and leisure settlements. The street is very conducive for a morning jog. However during the day especially in the night be careful of the robbers and swindlers that thrive this street.

Thank Joseph Bernard A
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

Colon Street is just a major road in Down Town Cebu. There are many shops but nothing more. I have also not found a good restaurant there.

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great place but also dicey at night-I would suggest that this is a day time trip and one in a group of people. Different more street variety offerings.

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Colon is a commercial district you can see different department stores. But be cautious of bad elements.

1  Thank Jose W
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

it is claimed as the oldest street of the world. when you cross the colon street be sure to keep all your belongings in your pocket. there are still some beggars begging for something on you. please do not give anything to them others will follow.

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