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Magellan's Landing Site

Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Historical site, Pictures can tell

At the mount of Masao river, the Magellan's anchorage stands. It is a site claimed Magellan landed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MijnlieverdFH
,
Amsterdam
Historical Treasure

My co worker bring me to the place that has full of historical structure,interesting to see and it... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
queenmary28
,
Pagadian City, Philippines
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good23%
  • Average36%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“catholic mass” (2 reviews)
“statue” (5 reviews)
“landed” (4 reviews)
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Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the mount of Masao river, the Magellan's anchorage stands. It is a site claimed Magellan landed in the Philippines. Now it has been sited here at Masao near entrance to the Masao River.

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My co worker bring me to the place that has full of historical structure,interesting to see and it is very captivating.

Thank queenmary28
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My friend showed me this when we traveled to the beach, as She and Her family wanted to educate me about their culture and history of their island and she showed me this Statue and told me a bit about him, the controversy's and just...More

Thank Sephy_M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Interesting, but out of the way and very hard to find. It's old and falling apart. BUT it is an important part of history.

Thank Norm H
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visit this out of the way attraction by hiring one of the tricycles parked along the street beside the PNP Hospital (across the Libertad Fruit Vendors Association market). There is a sign which says "Barangay Ambago" at the corner of this street and the main...More

Thank peggyapl
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The place was dirty and not much to do but the historic factor made it cool to see. I would go again but not to hang out. We bought some homemade tuba coconut wine on the way back for 20 pero (50 cents USD) -...More

Thank Tronica
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had the pleasure of visiting several of Magellan's historic sites throughout the Philippines during the trip, and this one certainly didn't disappoint. If you're into history at all, it's certainly worth the stop!

Thank Beibolreal
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Among history lovers the city of Butuan is a must. With its rich Precolonial history down to the story of Magellan's visit to the kingdom of Rajah Siagu. Questions like the where does the first Catholic mass in the country was conducted? If the people...More

1  Thank Jose Abrian C
Reviewed 26 July 2016

In this place is a group of statues on a concrete platform marking the place where Ferdinand Magellan first landed in Butuan in 1521, When I visited it with family members the beach was littered with seaweeds. It was, I think, a day or two...More

Thank jamesvp2000
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I had no idea that Magellan landed here first and now I understand that he used the inlet of the Agusan river as shelter for his journey. Well worth a look.

Thank Alan Z
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