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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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Cebu City, Philippines
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As a Historian this is a must see site. Beautifully maintained monument. Signage that explains the History of Magellan and his Travels.

Thank KuyaBillRomjue
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is just worth visiting for a rewind of the history. Situated in the middle of the city. Don’t go to this place on rush hour else you are going to embrace yourself with traffic.

Thank Zalex E
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s just a small shrine. It’s awesome because inside the displayed cross is the legit cross that Magellan brought to the country but I wish there were more stories displayed around the place to make it more educational and touristy.

Thank hellopanda17
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Before I see this for the first time, I always thought that this place is HUGE. But when we arrived there, I was surprised that the place and the cross weren't as big as I imagined it to be. But still, it's a good tourist...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place just to see the famous Magellans Cross. Place was unsafe for tourist as too many vendors are selling stuff. It is near the Basilica de santo nino, the very famous church where they celebrate the sinulog festival. Forget about riding a...More

Thank LVramsey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A place to visit when you go to Cebu City , i like everything in it, its not famous for nothing, its just walking distancefrom other historic places in Cebu so no need to pay for a tour .

Thank dianne_tjm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little free attraction. The original cross is actually inside another cross (I think) but you get the history, its a nice little building as well, free entry, spend 5 minutes there

Thank VeganABZ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing much to see except a small building and a cross. But it signifies history and culture. The cross is quite fascinating

Thank Wander_Lust1969
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good day tour learning the rich culture of Cebuanos and the Philippines. Magellan's Cross is something unique and different. Good experience

Thank caleb m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the main historic site that reminds Spanish exploration and introduction of Christianity on the island. Situated beside Sto Nino Church and place to visit as a tourist attraction

Thank pshift2017
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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....
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