Magellan Shrine, Lapu Lapu

Erected in honor of a famed explorer, Magellan Shrine remains a charming piece of history surrounded by various other points of interest. The shrine allegedly marks the spot in which Magellan was killed in 1521. Today, the area that provided a setting for a dramatic battle serves as a gathering point for locals and tourists, with a range of souvenir shops and eateries adding appeal to this historical district. Stop by after dark, when artificial lights illuminate the shrine for a magical look. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Lapu Lapu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Magellan Shrine and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This shrine shares the same place with Lapu Lapu's Statue and is positioned in the center instead of Lapu Lapu's. I simply do not agree to put more limelight on the enemy memorial because Lapu Lapu St...  more »
  • Obelisk evoking the Portuguese Navigator Ferdinand Magellan near the site where he was killed in an ambush by natives led by Lapu Lapu. Is a few meters from the statue of Lapu Lapu, but while the statue is impeccably clean, treated and in perfect condition, this memorial is damaged with herbs growing in your structure and in need of urgent maintenance works. Curious that the two characters who at the time were antagonistic appear with memorials practically side by side.
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  • If you will check I also have a review of Lapu-Lapu Shrine since they are just in one place but can be reviewed separately, anyways since these two gentlemen fought each other in that place so I belie...  more »

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