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Travel Guide to Cebu City, Philippines

From Spanish influenced architecture to rich cultural festivals, Philippines keeps its promise to its every traveler.
Prerana Jamdarkhana Aug 22, 2019

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Magellan's Cross

On orders of Ferdinand Magellan, a Christian cross was straightened by Portuguese and Spanish explorers in a chapel in Cebu.

Santo Niño de Cebú

The oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, a 15th century statuette of the Child Jesus is preserved in a wooden box.

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An island nearby Cebu is a beautiful landscape of dramatic beaches, ideal for snorkeling, diving and water-skiing.

Fort San Pedro

An early 17th-century fort built by Spanish is now called Plaza Indepedencia, marking the country's independence from all rulers.

Cebu Taoist Temple

A symbol of flourishing Chinese influence, the towering temple is place of Taoism, an ancient Chinese religion.

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Colon Street

Considered as the oldest streets in all of Philippines, amble around the former business-hub street to experience age-old dishes and historic spots.

Heritage of Cebu Monument

A locus of sculptures illustrating the significant events in the history of Cebu back from the time of Rajah Humabon is a unique attraction in Cebu.

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

An ancient church, the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu, is an architectural marvel.

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Sirao Garden

The garden in the mountains with flowers blooming away for miles, rightly known as "Mini Amsterdam”, is a great place to spend time with family and friends.


An ritual prayer-dance honoring Señor Santo Niño, Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival, held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu, is one of the biggest cultural festivals of Philippines.

Swim with Whale Sharks

Swim alongside gentle giants of the sea at Oslob, but, this can be planned according to one’s choice as it is a debatable activity given the negative impact it has on sharks.