Mactan Shrine

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

The Mactan Shrine, located on Mactan Island, just of the coast from Cebu City, is a must-see for everyone interested in Filipino history. It commemorates the Battle of Mactan that took place in 1521 between the Spanish and the Visayan (central Philippines) native people in April 1521 and, along with paintings and plaques about that battle, it also contains two other important shrines -- the Lapu L ...

apu Shrine and the Magellan Shrine.

The Mactan Shrine is dedicated in honor of Lapu-Lapu, Ferdinand Magellan, and the Battle of Mactan. Lapu-Lapu was the native chieftain of Mactan Island, and he resisted the efforts of Magellan to subdue his people and to be converted to Christianity and to be subjected to the throne of Spain. The subsequent battle on April 27, 1521 between the Spaniards and Lapu-Lapu and his men resulted to the death of Magellan. The shrine was erected on the supposed spot where the battle took place.

Mactan Shrine News

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    Cebu City is full of history. This is just a simple adventure taking 300 pesos and adventuring around the city starting at Lapu-Lapu shrine in Mactan and heading into the historic and vibrant old downtown.

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    Mactan Shrine The Symbol Of The True Filipino Grit

    Beyond the typical exterior of the Mactan Shrine park, where both public and private transportation traverse forming part of the daily grind of Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City lies the hallow ground, where one fateful day a long time ago, a fierce battle was fought in the name of freedom and love. That battle was then centuries later dubbed as the 'Battle of Mactan'.

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    Lapu Lapu The Place That Put The Philippines On The World Map

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    Lamudi Philippines has put together five reasons why Lapu-Lapu City is th ...

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