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 is very large monument which tells the story of Cebu from ancient to modern times. Its in rather a strange place for sucha monument being in a tightly built up area with poor parking.  more »
  • This monument (finished in 2000) features significant events and places associated with Cebu, such as the conversion and baptism of the local chieftain Rajah Humabon in 1521, the Battle of Mactan betw...  more »
  • Accidentally stumbled upon the moment at which captured almost the entire history of the country. Specifically it is not worth to go, yes nice, but no more.
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  • The best way to present Cebu's rich culture and history.
  • Probably the most impressive monument in Cebu. They need to get some repairs done to it since its starting to show wear and tear.
  • A rainy day at heritage of Cebu monument. Glimpse of the past in stone. Walking distance to Yap-Sandiego Ancestral house.
  • Best for tourists. Be here and witness history as it happen.
  • History of 500 years in 5 minutes

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Where to stay in Cebu City

The most popular place to stay in Cebu City remains uptown, particularly around the university district near Junquera Street station. Here you'll find a good range of hotels, hostels, and guesthouses of varying quality, but with a well-established base level representing value for money. Further north, look along Dalan Osmena to find a good number of standard and luxury hotels located north and south of the roundabout. The downtown area has more closely knitted streets, with just a few guesthouses located along primarily residential roads.
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