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Cebu Heritage Monument, Cebu City

(3.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Gaze upon the towering Cebu Heritage Monument, an imposing structure depicting events throughout the history of Cebu. Cement, bronze, steel, and iron form a tableau of sculptures showing important scenes from the city's exciting past. Multi-award-winning sculptor Eduardo Castrillo conceptualized the monument, which was unveiled in December 2000. Located in the same place as the original Plaza Parian, the monument portrays structures including the Basilica del Santo Niño and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, as well as scenes from the Battle of Mactan between Lapu-Lapu and Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Plan to visit Cebu Heritage Monument and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cebu City attractions using our Cebu City travel itinerary planner.
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  • This place provides insight into Cebu City's rich culture and significant historical events as captured by each sculpture. I love how this monument is erected in the midst of the city centre serving a...  more »
  • Place in the immediate vicinity of the Fort san Pedro the Heritage Monument is of great interest because it recapitulates the history of the Philippines (arrival of Europeans, the resistance of Chief Lapu Lapu who understood to Magellan's death in battle)
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  • It was a huge monument but I'm wondering why some of the local do not even know the name of the place,(we just ask the local for direction) I think maybe its already normal for them (just side of the ...  more »