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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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  • Nothing spectacular, this shrine sits a few meters from Lapu-Lapu's shrine. A good place to visit once when you are in the area. There are souvenir stall on the periphery where they sell affordable so...  more »
  • We visited it during my first tour in Cebu last 2010. It is a good place to see to feel more the history and how the Christianity spread in Philippines Visited 2010 
  • If you want to learn bout the Philippian*s history you simply have to go there!And watch the school-kits and their attention on their smart-phones.