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Cebu Heritage Monument Tours

Cebu Heritage Monument
Conceptualized by local award-winning sculptor Eduardo Castillo and unveiled in 2000, Cebu Heritage Monument is a brass, bronze, and steel monolith that showcases the country’s history in giant form. Telling a story of colonization and occupation, visit the monument to learn about the Philippines’ centuries-long struggle for freedom. 

Dominating the heart of the monument is the sculpture of the Spanish galleon ship that carried explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew to 16th-century Cebu. Magellan’s arrival marked the beginning of the colonization of the Philippines, though on the night of April 21, 1521, local chieftain Lapu-Lapu ended up killing him in the Battle of Mactan, and Cebu Heritage Monument depicts this event too. 

From Spanish sailboats to men preparing for battle, Cebu Heritage Monument is hyper masculine, though there are touches of color, with the red, white, and blue of the Philippine flag splashed across one corner of the monument. 

Based in Plaza Parian in front of the Chapel of San Juan Bautista, the Philippines’ religious history is also carved into this monument. See the the conversion of Rajah Humabon — one of the first indigenous converts to Roman Catholicism — to Christianity. Spot a statue of the blessed Saint Pedro Calungsod, a giant cross, a representation of Cebu City’s first Mass, and depictions of Cebu City’s Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, and San Juan Bautista Parish Church.

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A short walk from Colon Street in the center of Plaza Parian, there is no fee for entering the enclosure housing the statue, but donations are welcome.
Address: Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu, Philippines
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Cebu Heritage Walk

Travel back in time and see and experience Cebu's humble beginnings! Enjoy a good stroll along Cebu City's historical sites and landmarks.
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Cebu City and Mactan Coach Bus Tour

Explore Cebu City and Mactan on this full-day tour covering the area's cultural, historic, and religious sites. Stops include Cebu's Heritage of Cebu Monument, Magellan's Cross, and the Phillipine Taoist Monument as well as Mactan Island's Minument of Lapu Lapu and the Alegre guitar factory. Midday, stop for a buffet lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cebu City included.
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The Queen City of the South is rich in history and culture, but exploring on your own can be a hassle and costly. Learn about Cebu’s heritage in this easy and inexpensive shared tour of 12 people or less. Highlights include Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, Colon Street, Philippine Taoist Temple, and the Heritage of Cebu Monument. Pickup and drop-off at a central location is included for added convenience.
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Half-Day Cebu City Tour

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Private Half-Day Cebu Landmarks and Historical Tour

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Small-Group Cebu City Afternoon Fun Tour by Coach

See the top attractions in Cebu City with an informative guide on a 4-hour afternoon sightseeing tour. Visit sites such as the Taoist Temple, Cebu Provincial Capitol Hall, Fuente Osmena Circle, Sergio Osmena Old House, Colon Street and Heritage of Cebu Monument. See one of the oldest homes in the Philippines, the Yap–Sandiego Ancestral House, built in the late 1600s. Hear about the Portugese explorer Magellan’s time in Cebu when you see Magellan’s Cross and the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, which houses a relic presented in 1521 to Queen Juana by Magellan.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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Private Vehicle with Driver

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Multi-day Tours

3 Days and 2 Nights in Cebu

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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City Tours

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セブ市内観光

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Cebu Twin City Tour covers the most famous tourist spot in Cebu. This Package includes lunch with 10 tourist spots to visit. You can see and visit the following:Sto. Nino Basilica Church and Museum , Yap San Diego Old House , Magellans’s Cross , Provincial Capitol (pass by) , Free Buffet Lunch at Pinos Restaurant or alike, Taoist temple/ Chinese Temple, Cebu Heritage Park , Pasalubong Center, Fort SanPedro, Mactan Shrine , Guitar factor.
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