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Put your History Hat on

Cebu has the biggest number of Spanish watchtowers in the country. The Obong Watchtower was built... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
John T
Cebu City, Philippines

✔️ Obong watchtower. This place is walking distance to obong spring. It needs to maintain properly... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Nice M
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25 Apr 2018
“Put your History Hat on”
31 Jan 2017
“Great place.”
Dalaguete, Philippines
+63 905 328 6147
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Cebu has the biggest number of Spanish watchtowers in the country. The Obong Watchtower was built in the 17th century and served as a lookout and place of refuge against Moro raiders coming from Mindanao. The remnants of these watchtowers can still be seen today....More

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Been here many times and still one of my favourite places in Dalaguate, great for locals and tourists a like. Great for a chillout on hot Philippines day, a place I will always return to when in Cebu.

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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

✔️ Obong watchtower. This place is walking distance to obong spring. It needs to maintain properly its not clean to look at the sorroundings. Its old yet im sure there is a good story to this place. 😀😀😀

Thank Nice M
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I was kinda disappointed when I reach the place because it was not maintained and the history of the place is not written in the watch tower. However, the structure of the tower reflects the history of Cebu.

Thank Rowzelle T
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This is a piece of historical importance if you are into rediscovering the history of Dalaguete. This watch tower was built to be used to lookout the Moro pirates coming over the island of Cebu. We have lots of this in other parts of Cebu...More

1  Thank nathzniel
Reviewed 25 November 2014

There is no cooler way to washing those drops of sweat after conquering Osmena Peak but Obong Spring. The water is very clear and blue and just a few meters away is the beach. There's a point here where the fresh and salt water meet....More

1  Thank AIZA m
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Nothing special here as it,s just a watch tower to lookout for Moro pirates. The locals don,t know anything about it as history not taught.

1  Thank stew50
Reviewed 10 July 2013

The Obong watchtower is a remnant of the Spanish occupation of Cebu. Along with the church in Dalaguete, it is most likely one of the oldest structures in the area. It is interesting to note that part of it was built with "bricks" made of...More

5  Thank Adnil-94102
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