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Magellan Shrine, Mactan Island

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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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  • This is a shrine dedicated to Ferdinand Magellan. It is located in the same park together with the Lapu Lapu warrior statue on Mactan Island. There are some interesting inscription on the plaques expl...  more »
  • This is Mactan's finest tourist spot, See the statue and beautiful gardens and finish off looking at the great souvenir shops. There are some great ukulele and guitar sellers and if you go towards the...  more »
  • This is the location of the fatal fight in the early 1500's between Magellan and his men, and the Filipinos fighting under the leadership of the warrior LapuLapu. You can see the location where Magell...  more »

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