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The heart of the city

Colon street is lined with street vendors of all types. Knock off items (watches, cell phones, clothes) can be easily found. Though it is safe, pick pickpocket is not unusual... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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100 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colon street is lined with street vendors of all types. Knock off items (watches, cell phones, clothes) can be easily found. Though it is safe, pick pickpocket is not unusual. Keep your valuables close.

Thank oceanquest33
North Waltham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my partner decided to explore Cebu City without a tour guide and headed to Colon Street. We didn't know it was the oldest street in the Philippines and didn't seem any different from other streets - the significance was definitely lost on us!

Thank Ellie D
Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's not a lot here for tourists but it's good to get the vibe of the area. Lots of cheap stores selling replica goods. Didn't feel unsafe but probably wouldn't go alone as a western tourist as you stand out. Giasano is worth a look for some cheap bargains.

Thank ElmoAbroad
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to get out of the CBD this is the place. Mix with locals and enjoy the atmosphere, prices are so so much cheaper than the main shopping district. Lots of people lots of bargains lots of noises. Go and enjoy we did

Thank timeinthesun63
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this street is near by to carbon market and Elizabeth mall I got there by gp or geep paying 7 peso it's 30 min from lahug area depends on traffic and cebu is known by big and long polluted traffic it's nice to see the local food and buy some chip cloth and axssesories better leave passport and value things... More 

Thank sharon b
Makati, Philippines
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area has a great deal of goods for those who love to shop. From the little things like key chains, ref magnets, shawls, etc. Feast for the eyes and for the pocket.

Thank janelynmalinao
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

People who visit Cebu particularly the city must at least try took a foot on this historic street. There's a lot of cheap items coming from china in this place but that don't fool you it still hold some goodies coming from the locals. Be safe!

Thank John Mark M
Cebu City, Philippines
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Colon Street is the oldest street in Cebu. It's amazing to see how busy it is today, with businesses and pedestrians in every street while cars and all forms of transportation are seen, including the horsedrawn calesas which are allowed in the evening only. The contrast of the old and new is visible on Colon. A site not to be... More 

Thank amaldizon48
South San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Bring back us the the olden days.we use to see it in the book from an old pictures of relatives and friends it is a humbling experience

Thank marinadolar
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

incredible life street in cebu. you find all here! al lot people everyday that sell everything so i advice this experince but "open eyes"

Thank daiquiris

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