Magellans Cross

Cebu City, Cebu

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 Nio on Magallanes Street (Magallanes being the Spanish name of Magellan), just in front of the city center of Cebu ...

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.

Magellans Cross News

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    The outer halls were l ...

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