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Colon Street, Cebu City
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Considered the Philippines' oldest road, Colon Street in downtown Cebu features an array of affordable shops and restaurants frequented by locals. Tracing its origins back to the 16th century, when Spanish conquistadores established a colony here, the street remains the heart of commercial activity in town, maintaining a busy, lively atmosphere, and unfortunately attracting an increased amount of criminal activity. Employ basic safety measurements when shopping or sightseeing in this district. Work out when and for how long to visit Colon Street and other Cebu City attractions using our handy Cebu City trip itinerary planner.
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  • Marginally worth a visit if you're looking for very cheap items although the standard is pretty grim as is the appalling trafic! I can't imagine there's much interest here for the average tourist but ...  more »
  • This is in one of the oldest parts of Cebu. It is good if you want to shop for clothes and odd bits that are a lot cheaper than what you find in the malls. I wouldnt feel safe in this area during the ...  more »
  • This is downtown Cebu, the old business district of Cebu City that has seen better times but still vibrant. Department stores continue to rise in the area. The main store of Gaisano is here. Different...  more »
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  • Hooray to the oldest street in the Philippines. It's just a walk away from nearby Basilica, Magellan's Cross, Fort San Pedro and the museums.