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Magellan's Cross

Magellan's Cross

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P. Burgos St, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
(032) 416 4579
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The large wooden cross is supposed to contain the remnants of the very cross that Magellan planted upon landing in the Philippines.

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Gilbert, Arizona, USA

We enjoyed the historical value of seeing the cross. So neat to see something from so long ago. Around the area there were a lot of beggars which took some of "moment" away.

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Foster City, California, USA

One of the most historical sites to see inCebu City is Magellan's Cross. It dates back to 1521, signifies the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in Cebu City.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

This is one of the most popular sites in Cebu City. Inside this cross are supposedly the remnants of the cross Magellan planted in Cebu in the early 1500s. There is a large mural on the ceiling of Magellan placing the cross. This is the most important religious relic in the country after the painting of Santo Nino. There are always ladies seemingly guarding the outside of the cross, while begging for money. If you give them a small donation they'll show you a dance.

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Manila, Philippines

Should totally be one of your first stops when you're in Cebu! :) Learn a bit more of Philippine history here! :)

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Not a trip to Cebu without visiting Magellan Cross. It is undergoing some renovation.

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Paranaque, Philippines

Everyone who visits Cebu must not miss this landmark right at the back of the main cathedral. The Portuguese Magellan or Magallaness planted this when he discovered the country and his people brought Christianity here.

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Seoul, Korea

You may take pictures as if you took it in Europe. But there are too many beggers.

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Local from Cebu City

hay nako.....salamat .....mabuti nalang wala si LAPU-LAPU rito kung hindi baka kung anong giyera na ang nangyari.........

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San Jose, California, USA

This is the birthplace of Christianity in Asia and at this spot lies the first cross that is brought by Magellan to the Philippines. Pretty interesting site. Lots of history. Everything else is walking distance from here (Santo nino Basilica, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, Fort San Pedro, Malacanang sa Sugbo, Carbon Market and Colon St

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Málaga, Spain

It's just wonderful to be such historical place in Sugbo! I bought a lot of souvenirs nearby like guitars and my ever favorite dried fish...

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Manila

Its ok and good to see when here.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada

A historic place and it is near to the famous Sto. Nino Basilica Church

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Minglanilla, Cebu

great,a historical site,

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Local from Cebu City

OLD HISTORY

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Tacloban City, Philippines

a famous historic spot in Cebu...

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Local from Cebu City

nice

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Local from Cebu City

saan yan lugar magellan's cross?

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Tacloban City

we took pictures of Magellan's monument.. and his history in a stone.

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Davao City, Philippines

This one amazes me.

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a historic site

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