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Magellan's Cross

Cebu City, Philippines
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This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in 1521 and claimed the Philippines for Spain.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This cross is housed in a chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño on Magallanes Street just in front of the city center of Cebu City. A sign below the cross describes the original cross as encased inside the wooden cross that is found in the center of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Its like expectations vs reality, i thought it was fancy and i thought the cross is really tall but it was not.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historic landmark is a must see for every traveler who wishes to get to know Cebu and its history. Located right beside the Basilica Menor de Santo Niño, you'll see a lot of foot traffic. What's intresting is that you'll get to meet ladies...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Magellan’s Cross, which is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city, draws throngs of foreign travelers and locals every day, thanks to its religious significance in the country’s history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cross is located in downtown Cebu City, specifically in Magallanes Street, just very close to the Sto. Niño Church (which is also very famous because of the Sto. Niño, the patron being celebrated during Sinulog festival). It is being housed in a chapel. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A symbol of Cebu, part of the country's history, located in front of Cebu City Hall, housed in a chapel near Basilica Sto. Nino. Entrance is free. Many vendors are selling candles for your prayer intentions. Very near Carbon Market.

Thank ellen a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have read some of what others said and somewhat think both sides are correct. There really isn't much to this attraction yet it is still in my opinion a place worth a visit. It is simply a cross inside of another cross and a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good spot to know more of Cebu's core history. I would like to take some of my tourist friends into this place for sure they'll love it as much as I do

Thank Cyka n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everyone visiting Cebu should never missed visiting this Historical Cross located just in front of the Sto. Niño Church in Cebu

Thank wilsono848
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An ordinary brown wooden cross - what is so special with it? Nothing! Except when you put yourself back in the ancient days. You are in Spain, you believe the world is flat, there are rumors of new found land, people want to travel west...More

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19 March 2015|
Response from onimasa1127 |
At least, you can take a bus from airport to Cebu city, SM City Mall. It costs 25php per ride. Only down side is that it operates only hourly....