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Lapu Lapu Statue, Lapu Lapu

(2.9/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Dedicated to the first Philippine hero who resisted the Spanish colonization, Lapu Lapu Statue commemorates the nation's fight for independence. Ironically overlooking Magellan's monument, the 20 m (65.5 ft) high bronze statue stands on a white brick pillar and portrays the Visayan chieftain in traditional garb, holding a machete and shield. Explore the surrounding exotic forest and its shrines, breathe in the salty ocean air, and cap off your visit with a stop at the surrounding shops to buy souvenirs. Days can get very hot here, so wear sunscreen and carry extra water with you. Take a look at our Lapu Lapu vacation builder to schedule your visit to Lapu Lapu Statue and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Lapu Lapu is a nice friendly place in Mactan island, traffic is much better than Cebu city side, this place is purely surrounded by sea with good fresh breeze, good food vendors, smiling people with r...  more »
  • We visited this place only because I wanted to do a bit of souvenir shopping around my resort (Crimson) in Lapu Lapu. The main market were far away and this was the best we could find. The historical ...  more »
  • Pros: free entrance and the place is well maintained. Cons: spent like almost 300php just to get there and almost 1 hour travel just to see a bronze statue. Its cool but nothing much. No need to spend...  more »