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Lapu Lapu Statue, Lapu Lapu

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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  • The history of Lapu-Lapu is exciting, and if you intend to visit, I would recommend that you read a little bit about it before. There is not much information to read by itself, but the statue is located in a small park area and right by the water. We visited only the statue because we stayed at the hotel nearby, but it was as much fun to watch it.
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  • A nice small park. Good for a stop and a break during Cebu city tour. Better with a guide who will tell you the story of the place. Walk down to the sea.  more »
  • Had a short tour at our forgotten hero.our guide told us that we should try the city's "Sutukil" right across Lapu-lapu monument.and expectations were really much met with all the variety of seafoods,...  more »

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