Magellan's Cross, Cebu City

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Housed in a small octagonal chapel in downtown Cebu, Magellan's Cross stands under a ceiling depicting images of the Portuguese adventurer’s arrival to the Philippines and his blood pact with Rajah Humabon. Believed to be the cross planted by the Portuguese and the Spaniards on Magellan’s orders, after the first ever mass conducted in the Philippines by fleet chaplain Pedro Valderrama in 1521, the original cross is encased by a second cross, made from tindalo wood. The chapel sits close to a basilica, and also to the place where an important image of Jesus was reportedly discovered in the mid-16th century. Our Cebu City day trip planning site makes visiting Magellan's Cross and other Cebu City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • In a brute force approach depart Spain Portugal man Magellan, known in the westbound around the world discovered the rowing channel is using the armed forces in Cebu & Mactan for some reason seems to be had of Christian missionary activity. The Mongols would be touching this anger at Mactan Lapu-Lapu city King, whereas 49 soldiers of the Magellan, became the overwhelming majority and 1,500 battle soldiers of Lapu-Lapu city in Mactan killed Magellan in Mactan. Can you imagine watching the ceiling painting of the Temple of the Magellan's cross, and residents at the time was treated how to Magellan has, in the meantime, water pressure toilet in this area more so big people noted it is necessary.
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  • Located outside one of the entrances to the Basilica del Santo Niño, best time to take photos is in the morning when the light is strong.  more »
  • Beside the Church of the Santo Niño. I learned in junior high school or high school is the Magellan (lol. Ignore some ladies I'm selling candles, but not sales is very forcibly.
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  • A popular tourist attraction in Cebu that one should include in their places to go when in the area but security around this area is loose so just watch out for your belongings & you'll be fine.
  • The tourist assistance desk officer is very accommodating to local tourists. Or maybe because my pretty officemate the one who ssked for assistance.
  • a popular landmark in cebu city that is an image of Christianity in the Philippines. It's really nice to be here and it's really unforgettable especially for first timers.
  • One of the historical landmark to visit when in Cebu. You won't be able to stay here for too long since it is usually visited by a lot of tourists. The old locals will keep insisting you to buy their candles. Just be mindful of your belongings since other locals warned us that the street childrens tend to pick pocket tourists.
  • Expect to see a lot of tourist coming in and out..nice pictures on ceilings with the Magellans big cross at the center (original Magellans cross is encased on it).

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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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