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Magellan Shrine, Mactan Island
(2.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Magellan Shrine and get the most from your holiday in Lapu Lapu, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lapu Lapu itinerary maker.
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  • While in there, you will enjoy a high loud music. Magellan shrine is very close to Lapu Lapu statue, few meters only. You can see Magellan Mark also. The port where the war occur as well 
  • Riding a jeepney from the hotel struggled, came the Magellan tower statue of Magellan, not of Obelisk, kinda disappointed. Back to the hotel around the souvenir shop, but without too much Flash, without buying anything. Don't know is not very much information on history, interested in Magellan.
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  • This provides a little bit of history along with the Lapu-Lapu statue and the park. The history is brief but you get the idea of what happened here. We came during low tide and it is interesting to se...  more »