Cebu Heritage Monument, Cebu City

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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. Make Cebu Heritage Monument a centerpiece of your Cebu City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cebu City trip itinerary planner.
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  • This place is worth a very quick photo stop to snap a few pics of significant events in Cebu’s history encased in sculptures. As this is a very new attraction, it feels very inauthentic and is not rea...  more »
  • I have never seen an Monument whitch have all parts of the history together in one Place. The Philippines Goverment did and the artist did it very well.  more »
  • This monument is surrounded by roads on all sides. It has a lot of character with all the detail carved into it.  more »

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