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Sport where he was killed

Magellan Shrine is in a small park on the north eastern corner of Mactan Island, and marks the spot where he was killed inn 1521 by the local chieftain Lapu Lapu. But Magellan... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
David B
Rayong, Thailand
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Rayong, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Magellan Shrine is in a small park on the north eastern corner of Mactan Island, and marks the spot where he was killed inn 1521 by the local chieftain Lapu Lapu. But Magellan cannot rest in peace here. The park is wired for sound from one end to the other and what should be a quiet and almost reverential spot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Been here many times, to see the Shrine, walk around the gardens and to visit the many great stalls selling souvenirs. If you go towards the fish restaurant which is great by the way, there are some more shops.

Thank PianomanRob
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Magellan Shrine is just a few meters away from the Lapu-lapu Monument, it's a tower in honor of Magellan.

Thank JRhecel
San Pedro, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nothing spectacular, this shrine sits a few meters from Lapu-Lapu's shrine. A good place to visit once when you are in the area. There are souvenir stall on the periphery where they sell affordable souvenir items.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We visited it during my first tour in Cebu last 2010. It is a good place to see to feel more the history and how the Christianity spread in Philippines Visited 2010

Thank jap1990
Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you want to learn bout the Philippian*s history you simply have to go there!And watch the school-kits and their attention on their smart-phones.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

A visit to Philippine history - nice place to visit. A few things to see in one place. Worth to check out for tourists, you can also buy some souvenirs.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

While in there, you will enjoy a high loud music. Magellan shrine is very close to Lapu Lapu statue, few meters only. You can see Magellan Mark also. The port where the war occur as well

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Harker Heights, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This provides a little bit of history along with the Lapu-Lapu statue and the park. The history is brief but you get the idea of what happened here. We came during low tide and it is interesting to see the ocean floor and the number of people picking crabs up off the floor. Would have loved to seen this at... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Interesting venue to see when on Mactan Island. A couple plaques give the history, and the Lapu Lapu statue is adjacent. Worth visiting when you are in the area, but I wouldn't drive too far out of the way to visit.

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