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“The Big Cross”
Review of Magellan's Cross

Magellan's Cross
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Owner description: This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in 1521 and claimed the Philippines for Spain.
Hungary
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“The Big Cross”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

It is a tourist spot. To me its a marker in downtown. Its just outside St. Nino Church. But everyone should be very careful and be aware that snatchers and robbers could be just around the corner lurking. Well not just in this place but in downtown mainly.

Visited September 2012
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Allen, Texas
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“a must see”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

the painting on the ceiling is awesome. the ladies outside chants prayers for you if you buy candles from them, be careful because they will ask for your name and then they will start their chant and dance, and then you'll feel obliged to give a "donation", and they are very persistent. But this is a MUST see if you're in Cebu.

Visited April 2013
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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“Its a history...the magellan cross”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Always been my dream to see this....and alas i saw it....you can buy candles to offer at he basilica afterwards..there are prayer warriors around the place which included at our candle price..they will pray for your safe travel..which kind of nice and un expected...good place to see...parking around the area is not a problem..

Visited April 2013
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Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan
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“The Cross”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

From what I understand, the mast of Magellan's ship was made into a cross and remnants of the "mast-cross" are encased in a big cross seen in the picture. It's inside a beautiful pavillon just outside Santo Nino Basilica. Be sure to get a photo of the beautiful ceiling artwork. Be on guard. As soon as you get close, you will be marauded by locals selling water and children selling little knick knacks as well as some beggars. Best just to stay focused and ignore the hawkers unless you enjoy embracing that sort of thing. Right past Magellan's Cross is Fortuna bakery. They have some lovely Filip[ino style meals on a serving line. It's a great place to sit and have a treat before or after your Santo Nino visit. Cheers!

Visited April 2013
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Concord, New Hampshire
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“Must-See if Visiting Cebu”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

You must visit Magellan's Cross if visiting Cebu for the first time, period. Watch your step when entering... I was looking at the cross instead of at the ground and tripped over the high threshold.

Visited April 2013
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