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Actually called the Mactan Shrine by the locals

The Mactan shrine commemorated the defeat of Magellan by the Philippine king Lapu-Lapu. It is a... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2012
Michael K
Houston, Texas
pride to be a filipino!

the shrine is so historical and reminded me how our heroes defended our territories from cur... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2012
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Barangay Mactan, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

The Mactan shrine commemorated the defeat of Magellan by the Philippine king Lapu-Lapu. It is a beautiful piece of history and a wonderfully maintained "park" The grounds are small, but gorgeous. The site has cultural and historical value. Don't get sucked into the gift shops...More

2  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 16 October 2012

the shrine is so historical and reminded me how our heroes defended our territories from cur conquerors.

Thank glengonz
Reviewed 8 September 2012

it was a wonderful experience for my kids because they not only get to read it from their books but see the actual place for themselves.

Thank Rubilyn S
Reviewed 5 September 2012

This is a historical site so i made sure that we visit. I myself is from lapu-lapu city but is now living in china so i need to educate my kids on Philippine history. The place is an excellent place to expose the kids on...More

Thank Marjorie_sabando
Reviewed 26 August 2012

The tail of Lapu Lapu is very interesting how he defeated the Spanish. At the site very year (I think in April) the locals re-inact the battle in the shallows where Magelon and his men met their fate. Watch out for the kids begging for...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Nice place to visit to get a feel of local history, plenty of interesting stalls selling trinkets nearby

Thank imetmytruelove
Reviewed 11 August 2012

-I liked the fact that it's very close to the Hotel we stayed at (Imperial Palace) and also right next to the famous Su Tu Kil restaurant offering fresh seafood - really tasty ones! -Didn't know about this Lapu-Lapu Statue until our visit, I don't...More

Thank TupasTooFurious
Reviewed 20 July 2012

In the coolness of the evening this was quite a spectacular park with well lit and well kept garden pathways. Having read other reviews, perhaps evening is the time to go to avoid harrassment from umbrella and souvenir sellers - no one bothered me.There are...More

2  Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We arrived at the shrine, and was immediatley descended upon by the umbrella boys, in case you have not come across this facility, they do charge for their service of keeping the sun off your face ! The shrine it self is not big, in...More

2  Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Very near the Shang. Great place of history with lots of trinkets to buy for souvenirs. Beside an alley full of restaurants --- but a bit expensive though as they cater to tourists. About a 1$ cab ride back to the Shang.

1  Thank Bobbiyo1974
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Frances A
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
No, admission is free.
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Response from OhYa1337 | Reviewed this property |
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13 July 2015|
Response from cebutravler511 | Reviewed this property |
The address is Punta Engano Road it is 7.1 km from the Marcelo Fernan Bridge it is north east up the Quezon National Highway. I hope this helps.