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. Our Cebu City visit planner makes visiting Colon Street and other Cebu City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A lot of places to shop from..but we didn't really buy anything because a lot of shops here sell used stuffs.. So we weren't keen on purchasing anything here..I wouldn't really recommend this place to...  more »
  • Colon Street (or Parian) in Cebu City has the reputation of being the oldest street in the country. It was supposedly founded in the late 16th century (following Miguel Lopez de Legazpi's urban plan) ...  more »
  • Magellan cross the Santo Niño Church is in an area. Her normally during the day, you can also buy a little into the alley and was dangerous. I think very dangerous at night. Street shops, grocery stores, can I buy quite cheaply.
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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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