Magellan Shrine, Mactan Island

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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  • It is a quite place comparing to the other parts of the city. Next to the water. Although the small market next to it is very touristic but you can still enjoy the atmosphere.  more »
  • Historical site where you will be told the history of the battle of Mactan. Lapu-Lapu city as the name of the Lord of the Manor who won.
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  • The were encouraged by jeepney from the hotel, go to mactancekina. Interesting people along the way, 垣間見reta is the life of the local people. Jeepney off while walking many people hear the road is mactemps line? As said in the seven-eleven, arrived safely. Magellan said people don't understand totally. It was feeling so I went to the night standing alone in the dark. It might be if you go during the day, little sea looks good.
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