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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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  • The shrine is free to enter and is conveniently located next to the Lapu-Lapu statue. Nice bit of history to see and it's very well maintained. Nice tourist shops next to the shrine if you need any so...  more »
  • The facility is a tourist-friendly destination especially for people who are interested to know the history of Spanish colonization in the Philippines. It is located right next to the gigantic statue ...  more »
  • 5 for the historical aspect. Ignore the kitsch bits - The place where Captain Ferdinand Magellan met his end on the first voyage of circumnavigation  more »