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  • Address: Magallanes Street, next to Basilica del Santo Nino, Philippines

Cebu ATTRACTIONS See all

Magellan's Cross

In April 1521, Catholic explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived on the shores of Cebu and ordered a wooden cross planted there. According to local legend, the very same cross still resides in Cebu today, housed within an eight-sided stone chapel built over 300 years later near Cebu City Hall. A large mural on the ceiling of the building depicts Magellan in the act of planting the cross. You'll see a similar painting at Fort San Pedro.

The original cross has been encased in new wood to protect it from visitors who remove small splinters of wood to take as a souvenir. Catholic devotees flock to Cebu’s most popular attraction to light a candle in front of the cross while offering up a prayer for protection. Whether or not you're religious, you should still set aside some time to visit this free attraction.

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Small-Group Cebu City Afternoon Fun Tour by Coach, Cebu, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small-Group Cebu City Afternoon Fun Tour by Coach

3 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

This afternoon Cebu city tour includes guide and visits to some of Cebu's most famous landmarks. View important areas such as Taoist Temple and Cebu Provincial ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Half-Day Cebu City Tour Including Round-Trip Hotel Transfers, Cebu, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day Cebu City Tour Including Round-Trip Hotel Transfers

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 8 Reviews

Tour Cebu's rich past with century old churches, the iconic Magellan Cross, Fort San Pedro, and the 19th century restored Spanish house - Casa Gorordo. Drive ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00
Half-Day Twin Cities Tour of Cebu and Mactan with Round-Trip Hotel Transfers, Cebu, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day Twin Cities Tour of Cebu and Mactan with Round-Trip Hotel Transfers

An extended version of the Cebu city tour with additional stops at a guitar factory (our guitars are proudly handmade), fashion accessories factory (whatever ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.00
Half Day Cebu City Tour, Cebu, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half Day Cebu City Tour

This half-day tour allows you to discover the charm of Cebu's major landmarks and churches, in addition to the fantastic shopping.

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Half-Day City Tour of Cebu, Cebu, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day City Tour of Cebu

Explore the Cebu city’s rich past with a visit to its cultural and historical landmarks and discover the charm that has earned Cebu the honor of being the ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $114.19
Cebu-Mactan Twin City Tour from Cebu, Cebu, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Cebu-Mactan Twin City Tour from Cebu

Travel with us on a journey through time as we explore historic sites of Cebu and Mactan. Trace the journey of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan from his ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.00
Private Half-Day Cebu Landmarks and Historical Tour, Cebu, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half-Day Cebu Landmarks and Historical Tour

Join the private half-day tour during your holiday in Cebu and visit the historical places and notable landmarks with the experienced English-speaking guide. ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.08
Half-Day Cebu Historic and Heritage Walking Tour, Cebu, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Half-Day Cebu Historic and Heritage Walking Tour

Admire the well-preserved Cebu’s architectural and cultural heritage on a walking tour led by a professional English speaking guide. In this 4-hour tour, you ...  Read more

Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Cebu Historical Tour Including Magellan's Cross and Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride, Cebu, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Cebu Historical Tour Including Magellan's Cross and Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 20 Reviews

Discover Cebu's history and culture on a scenic tour on foot and by horse-drawn carriage. You’ll visit Old Cebu’s heritage sites of Fort San Pedro and ...  Read more

Location: Cebu, Philippines
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.94

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