Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese, and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines in April 1521.
A must for tourist! A symbol of how Christianity started in the country, brought by Ferdinand Magellan.
A must-see for first-timers in Cebu because of its significance in Cebuano history. This is also a walk away from Cebu City Hall and Basilica de Sto. Niño, another historic landmark. When you visit, make sure to stop by La Fortuna Bakery. They have the best masi (Cebuano delicacy), tikoy, and red…
It is where Magellan planted the Cross (which symbolizes Christianity) on April 21, 1521.
This cross is the symbol of Christianity in the country when Ferdinand Magellan brought it to Cebu
“One of the oldest and major malls in Cebu City. You can find almost anything and everything here from budget to upscale.”
“Built in honor of a man’s undying love to his late wife, Temple of Leah – which is still undergoing construction – has drawn thousands of visitors due to its renaissance-inspired temple with 24 chambers, museum, gallery and library that keep all of Leah’s favorite collections.”
“Ayala Center Cebu is one of Cebu’s major shopping destinations offering an excellent variety of retail shops, Rustan’s high end department store, many restaurants, bars, cinemas and much more to enjoy. ”
“They have free guided tours every day (not sure how frequent), but I highly recommend to join those cuz it gives you more insight into the history of the place and its significance in Cebuano history.”
Point of Interest
“Known for its height at 2,000 feet above sea level, Tops Lookout is a place for relaxation and peace. Because it is located in the mountains of Busay, it sure offers a cold temperature. Upon reaching the top, a mesmerizing view of the whole island can be seen. It is a perfect place to watch the sunrise or the the sunset. At night, the place turns into a magical scene with the city lights as the background. The islands of Mactan, Camotes, Olango, and Bohol are also visible during daytime. There is an entrance fee of Php 100.00 per person and that entitles the visitor to unlimited stay at the area. Facilities like the cottages, benches, and comfort rooms are also included in the entrance fee.”