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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  • Colon street isa busy thriving part of the city but clearly needs a revamp to rid this area of beggars, street kis and bag snatchers  more »
  • It's fun in this place when the night is coming... as well as the street foods and night market. But beware of zombies who steals wallets.  more »
  • Dozens of times! Almost went with the local people. Buy cheap things. If you could see the scene on the street that sells hobby, but almost all swag is. Please be careful. All brand-name items are fake. To wear in Nice, but make sure when returning home. It is also, and Shiro is a local friend of mine, but does not go too much in the evening. Pay particular attention after 9 pm.
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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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