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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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  • Magellan Shrine is in a small park on the north eastern corner of Mactan Island, and marks the spot where he was killed inn 1521 by the local chieftain Lapu Lapu. But Magellan cannot rest in peace her...  more »
  • Going by taxi is most convenient Cebu is the main tourist attraction. Sea have lots of fun in the the purpose of the Mactan Cebu is speaking tourist, who even seems to be tourist destinations is the Magellan Monument and statue of Lapu-Lapu city here in Cebu at the main tourist destinations. Because it always is near the highway road construction from Shangrila hotel, Mövenpick Hotel can be reached in about 20 minutes walk is in the Middle will be always getting lost. Is entering the luxury taxi is a round trip price is 200-300 pesos so go by taxi, taxi waiting for you is guaranteed. Loco at the entrance who manages a souvenir shop in this way and leave your car in the parking lot and will guide all the points. Made efficient tourist guide is English 20-point guide you firmly in the 50 Peso tip so I recommend. State-of-the-ordinary items, such as t-shirts in the gift shop, including famous tourist destinations like strap of chocolates or a Smartphone or whatever is is not. Hygienic level as the tourists can eat the restaurant is not. I think many people who only go to the Magellan Monument and statue of Lapu-Lapu city to see the Magellan Monument and statue of Lapu-Lapu city. I think it is worth a visit just loco in the Philippines who work, industrial or tourist destination all compact and features of ordinary people in the country know so take a look at.
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  • Been here many times, to see the Shrine, walk around the gardens and to visit the many great stalls selling souvenirs. If you go towards the fish restaurant which is great by the way, there are some m...  more »