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We got a bit lost in trying to find the Fort and wanted to have a drink in a cafe and couldn’t find any, we stumbled upon this street. And thought, why not just having a look. Well, don’t bother! Disappointingly uninteresting and poorly equipped.
Designer and Brand name copy stores and market streets. Bargains galore. Lots of fast food restaurants, also local cuisine. Just beware of pick pockets. Don't show off your expensive jewelry or cellphone. If you want a bargain then head for Colon.
Colon street is the oldest street in the Philippines. You can buy anything you want within walking distance. Its like the new york. The place is crowded but worth exploring. One the place where the trading started in Cebu.
It is not very far from Magellan’s cross. Use Google Map to direct you there easily. It was a busy old street with lots of people and sidewalk vendors selling all kinds of things. There are also a few supermarkets and convenience stores as well...More
We spent a bit of time here after doing the Magellan Cross and Fort just walked up the street and stumbled upon it.
Holiday footwear can be purchased and if short of vlothing some second hand clothes to be had.
Cebu has these outlets or...More
Response from hymanr2017 | Reviewed this property |
I agree also with Ed regarding what your interest is but having traveled to Cebu many times while assigned to the US Embassy in Manila I have a couple of sites that I think are worth your time. Any taxi driver will be glad... More
I agree also with Ed regarding what your interest is but having traveled to Cebu many times while assigned to the US Embassy in Manila I have a couple of sites that I think are worth your time. Any taxi driver will be glad to take you to these but I would recommend using one of the hotel cars for the day. Sites to see:
1. Basilica del Santo Niño to view a 500 year old religious relic.
2. Cebu Taoist Temple which will give you a sense of some of the diversity of the Philippines.
3. Magellan's Cross which is supposed to be the cross, encased in metal, placed over the grave of Magellan.
4. Old Fort San Pedro a historic Spanish fort near the waterfront.
5. If you are daring then a visit to the Sky Experience Adventure.
6. If you really want some of the culture a visit to Carbon Market would provide this but be cautious at this location.
7. An interesting site on the island of Mactan is Lapu-Lapu Shrine, not a must but interesting.
8. If you are interested in nature I recommend a day trip to Mantayupan Falls located on the west side of Cebu in the town of Barili.
There are any number of interesting museums and houses to be seen but the items I have listed I have always found to be of interest and I have visited them many times over the 50 years I have visited and lived in the Philippines. Enjoy your trip and be sure and try the Philippine cuisine, especially the Adobo.
Response from jeff1955malaysia | Reviewed this property |
the best way is by cab. From robinson is straight down the road about 2 Km. colon road is quite long. many shops on both side of the road. Beware of pick pocketers. many shopping centres are found along the road.