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 on (depending on source) March 15 , 1521.
This cross is housed in a chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño on Magallanes Street (Magallanes being the Spanish name of Magellan), just in front of the city center of Ceb ...
u City. A sign below the cross describes the original cross is encased inside the wooden cross that is found in the center of the chapel. This is to protect the original cross from people who chipped away parts of the cross for souvenir purposes or in the belief that the cross possesses miraculous powers. Some people, however, believe that the original cross had been destroyed or had disappeared after Magellan's death, and the cross is a replica that was planted there by the Spaniards after they successfully colonized the Philippines.
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Cebu City has one of the fastest emerging economies in the Philippines, but thats not what the whole region is known for especially if you ask the millions of local and foreign tourists who frequently visit this central Visayan destination.
Cebu is one of the most developed provinces of the Philippines and one of the countrys top tourist destinations. Over the years Ive traveled back and forth here for various work trips, media tours and solo backpacking trips. While I was familiar with the main tourist spots within Cebu City, it wasnt until I had to complete tasks while exploring the island on my own on a motorbike as a finalist for Wranglers #TrueWanderer campaign in 2016 that I really fell in love with the place.
Its time to explore the Queen City of the South, Cebu! Whether you prefer to do it DIY or go with an arranged tour, Cebu City will really impress you. Planning to go to Cebu too? Lets start, get a piece of paper to draft your own travel itinerary!
If you want to visit three or four provinces in one go but have limited time, there is no better region to do it that in Central Visayas.
I had lived for fifteen years in Cebu City. First to pursue my degree. Then I hopped from one job to another right after college. A part of this travel guide was published Rappler on August 6, 2016 as an insiders look on Cebu City. As you read through, you would realize that this is not the usual travel guide to Cebu City. It is a mix of the usual tourist attractions (Magellans Cross, Taoist Temple, and Tops) and the things I loved doing as a local. This is a mixture of walking destinations, trekking destinations, art and music scenes. I also included where to stay section and how to go from t ...
Night Mobile Photography Seven Picture-Worthy Places In Cebu Captured At Night Plus A Bit Of Surprise
Did you ever feel frustrated after not getting your ideal photos during night time? Lets face it, night shots are always hard to achieve. Its a dilemma for everyone who wants to capture that perfect snap without getting blurry, grainy or out of focus especially with mobile phones.