Avec deux jours à Cebu, vous aurez beaucoup de temps pour plonger dans l'histoire et la culture de la ville de Cebu, vous détendre sur les plages de sable blanc et participer à une aventure épique à Cebu ou sur une île voisine. Voici quelques idées pour profiter au maximum de vos 48 heures sur l'île philippine de Cebu.
Fort San Pedro provides the perfect introduction to Cebu’s story: It was on Cebu that European colonizers first began their conquest of the Philippines, unifying a diverse island group and introducing Christianity. Yet there’s more than history to this sleepy spot. Especially at sunset, the shady garden makes a great choice to escape the downtown hubbub, while the ramparts offer lovely ocean views. Many travelers combine a visit here with Magellan’s Cross and the Basilica del Santo Niño nearby.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Fort San Pedro is a must for history buffs, while kids will appreciate the ruins and the cannons too.
- The fort is small but you can make the experience more colorful by hiring a guide, who can tell gory tales of hauntings.
- There is wheelchair access to Fort San Pedro’s flat, low-lying gardens, but the upper storeys and the ramparts are reached by stairs.
How to Get There
Fort San Pedro is conveniently located in the heart of Cebu City, just a 0.5-mile (800-meter) walk from the port and a 10-minute stroll east of Magellan’s Cross. Local transport in Cebu City can be tricky to use, so many travelers prefer the convenience of an organized tour.
When to Get There
Fort San Pedro and its gardens are open from morning until well into the evening, seven days a week, although the museum operates shorter hours. It can look particularly impressive after dark, when the fort is illuminated, but don’t expect much by way of sunset views.
Historical Sights in Cebu City Cebu City is the Philippines’ oldest city. It was here that explorer Ferdinand Magellan first landed in 1521 and Miguel López de Legazpi founded his first settlement a couple of generations later. Much of the city is thoroughly modern, but history buffs will appreciate Magellan’s Cross, a crucifix supposedly planted by Magellan, the Basilica del Santo Niño, dating back to the 16th century, and the 17th-century Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House.
- Basilique de Santo Niño (Basílica del Santo Niño)
- Cathédrale métropolitaine de Cebu
- Croix de Magellan
- Monument du patrimoine de Cebu
- Maison ancestrale de Yap-Sandiego
- Musée Casa Gorordo
- Rue Colon
- Tops Lookout
- Île de Mactan (Lapu Lapu)
- Mt. Kan-Irag
- Île d'Olango
- Île Pandanon
- Parc aventure écologique Danasan
- Île Sumilon