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Things to do in Cebu

Best attractions to visit in Cebu

1. Monument of Lapu-lapu - Cebu

Monument of Lapu-lapu

The Monument of Lapu-lapu is a spectacular bronze statue located in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines. It’s a tribute to the native leader Lapu-Lapu, and a historical landmark that takes you back to the defining moments of Philippines’ history. The area around the statue welcomes the visitors with fresh breeze and lush greenery. It’s a great place to buy some souvenirs and gifts from the small shopping stalls close by and a perfect photography spot for tourists.

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2. Magellan’s Cross - Cebu

Magellan’s Cross

A sight that beautifully symbolizes the Roman Catholicism is the iconic Magellan’s Cross in Cebu city. The cross is housed in a fascinating chapel next to Basilica Minore del Santo Nino. Planted by Spanish and Portuguese explorers, the cross is encased inside a wooden cross and is surrounded by spectacular art work on the chapel’s ceiling. The popular tradition of buying colored candles and souvenir from stores across, is a must have of every tourist’s checklist.

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3. Fort San Pedro - Cebu

Fort San Pedro

Triangular in shape with two sides, facing ocean and land each, is a military defense constitution – Fort San Pedro in Cebu (Philippines). Built under the rule of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the fort is retired as a fascinating crumbling ruin. Visiting the fort is a great retreat to admire historic paintings, artifacts and old photographs of a significant fort’s history, a beautiful sunset view from the roof deck and a thrilling closer look at the real canon.

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4. Basilica of the Santo Niño - Cebu

Basilica of the Santo Niño

The Mother of all churches in the Philippines – Basilica of the Santo Nino is another name for harmony inside the hand carved doors and stained window glasses. Along with courtyard full of candles, the church houses the fascinating image of infant Jesus. From the custom of buying candles to ‘Sinulog’ dance by women or the museum with antique relics of Christianity, this church is an exhilarating miracle itself, as it has already been destroyed twice by fire.

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5. Casa Gorordo - Cebu

Casa Gorordo

From a two storey house, built by Juan Gorodo, to the preservation of Philippine’s history is a journey of well maintained and beautiful Casa Gorordo museum in Cebu City. The historical landmark is an exceptional attraction for tourist in Cebu as the place retains much of its old and ancient relics. The church is more of a historical institution to learn about Cebu’s history while relaxing with coffee and snacks in old lunchroom and buying native products as souvenir.

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6. Yap-San Diego Ancestral House - Cebu

Yap-San Diego Ancestral House

A well preserved national treasure indeed – Yap-San Diego Ancestral House is a 17th, Century house located in Cebu City, Philippines. Being the oldest house of the Philippines, it gives out the essence of a long forgotten era. Being a historical museum now, the creaking floor and wooden stairs are the authentic experience for a tourist. Also, religious statues and paintings and the warmth of touching, 95% original roof and walls makes it an overwhelming tourist attraction in Cebu.

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7. Taoist Temple - Cebu

Taoist Temple

All of us have seen many Kung Fu movies but to drive the thrill even more, Kung Fu live performance at Red Theatre, Beijing is a must see event! The Red Theatre is famous for its vibrant feel with a spectacular show. The amazing sound and lighting effects enhances the vibrant experience of the surrounding. Also, a lifetime chance to meet and take pictures with real life Kung Fu Masters makes it a top tourist attraction in China.

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8. Street Food - Cebu

Street Food

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