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Magellan's Cross

Cebu City, Philippines
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This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in 1521 and claimed the Philippines for Spain.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Historically important site for Filipino Christians where evangelization and Christianity was introduced. The location and surrounding areas needs improvement but the site itself is in good condition. I recommend that visitors to Cebu City include this place in their itinerary.

Thank Joel D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Neat little site that's worth checking out if you're in the vicinity of touring the Basilica. Worth a 15 min visit (max). The park around it is somewhat basic with most of the activities really anchored around the Basilica. Some vendors can be a bit...More

Thank QuakesNewYork
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not as seen in pictures but interesting place. In a not so safe place of Cebu recommend going in group or tour. Interesting part of town to see.

Thank Sam649
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must see when you're in the city. Cebu is just full of history and culture. A lot of vendors as well outside just make sure you dont get overwhelmed by them.

Thank Egie10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many tourists come to take a picture. One cross is standing there, no explanation or description provided, so go there only to memorise the history of Magellan's arrival. If you are a history fan, I think this is a must go place.

Thank gaberialau
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the cross Magellan brought to the Philippines when he landed in Cebu. It is very impressive and there is a lot of candles lit around the cross in traditional Roman Catholic offerings. The cross is located near the Sainto Nino church, which is...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Magellan's cross is a significant part of Cebu city, and most of the Philippines, receiving the Roman Catholic faith. The cross is protected inside a small chapel (you can enter to take a closer look or have a lady nearby pray for you) and...More

Thank Januspaggers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

historical landmark for Christianity. this is few steps away to the Basilica de Sto. Nino. It is like you have two in one destination. must thing to do if you are a Roman Catholic.

Thank streeteasy55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There wasn't really much to see... this is definitely a quick stop on a day of sightseeing. Pretty much once you have seen the cross and taken a photo there isn't much else to do.

Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area is better now than my first visit in 1999, although it lost it's heritage look/feel. It's better in terms of cleanliness but the feel is somehow commercialized. Would suggest its rustic/antique look will be maintained..

Thank jaybireformo
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19 March 2015|
Response from onimasa1127 |
At least, you can take a bus from airport to Cebu city, SM City Mall. It costs 25php per ride. Only down side is that it operates only hourly....