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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Most of us studied Magellan in school. Historical sight in Cebu City. Don't forget to purchase & bless your candles inside the cross area. The church is right next door.

Thank shivasirons13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A iconic must visit venue if you are in Cebu. Brilliant art works and religious value. Bring your cameras and this place does get crowded

Thank SVRBlackBookAsia
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was told the cross was planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers upon arriving in Cebu on March 1521. The original cross was encased within a layer to protect the cross from people who chipped away parts of it, believing that material from the cross...More

Thank joeonn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was not too exciting. So many women and gays selling colored candles outside to tourist. Apparently each color represents something in life. It’s a walking distance from the ferry port and just adjacent to Sto Nino church. Across it is Mang Inasal if you are...More

Thank Au W
Reviewed 1 week ago

yes, just a cross but it represents a huge change in Filipino culture and religion. Magellan came and died but his memory lingers on as he brought Roman Catholicism and Spanish rule and of course the country's name - Philippines - after King Phillip of...More

Thank Prodgrade7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical place and seemed to be a meeting point and landmark as there were many people selling candles to locals and tourists. Next to this place is Basilica of Santo Nino, the church. The art on ceiling is very beautiful.

Thank kingkaew p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are locals offering candles (it seems like no fix price on it), they will pray before offering the candles. They said they will lit it up on the day of Sinulog.

Thank chiayyaihc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the cross outside the Basillica church. It gives you some background information about the origin of the cross, which is nice.

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a historic place and is visited by a lot of tourists, which visit Cebu. The only problem is to find a parking place. If you visit this place, you can visit the Basilica and Colon Street and Colon Market...

Thank Alfredo H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a memorable place to go. One of the historic place to visit. There are a lot of women praying with candles

Thank Eyc L
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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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