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Address: Cebu City, Philippines
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This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in...

This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in 1521 and claimed the Philippines for Spain.

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Reminiscing How Spaniards colonies the Philippines 🇵🇭

Magellan's Cross is perfect place for those who are looking for historical adventure, for well wisher, Great Architecture & Rich in culture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Magellan's Cross is perfect place for those who are looking for historical adventure, for well wisher, Great Architecture & Rich in culture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well it's just a cross, but the pilgrims come from all parts in Philippines for praying. But it's located next to the church, so you can visit both.

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San Pedro, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This monument erected to commemorate the arrival of the colonizers appears to be a bit spoiled by commerce. There were a lot of vendors and panhandlers near the entrance.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever I go, it's one serving by a believer and a tourist. The next is St.churchi. The Catholic society deifying Christ's infancy age. Even Calbonn market is several minutes on foot. There was a person who had his cash stolen by a local person after the evening, so it's requiring care. The morning is safe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice historical landmark. Very busy add ladies will try to sell you prayer candles. All in all I think it's very nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime I hear Cebu the first thing I think is Magellan Cross, so when I visited Cebu for the first time we went to the famous Magellan Cross.It is the site where the Portuguese and Spanish explorers planted a cross in 1521 and that's amazing I'm standing in a historical site. There is a sign below the cross and it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Cebu for sight seeing it is of course a must to visit the Magelan Cross. The site where Magelan planted a cross in April of 1521, virtually the cradle of modern Philippines. Today it is a shrine in the middle of a small park, belted by some nicely renovated and maintained colonial buildings of which the imposing Cebu... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The original cross is housed inside the cross you currently see. The paintings on the ceiling of the shrine depicts the story of conversion of the natives during the time of Magellan. It is basically next to the Basilica of Sto. Nino and a short walk from Fort San Pedro. All three are accessible by jeep.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neither of us are Catholic. It was on the way while we were walking around town checking a few places out. It was interesting enough as a stop off on our way to something else.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen it many times,my first was 2010 when I said to myself, "I thought its a big structure". Drop by here to see it after going to Basilica de Sto Nino Minore. Visited 2010,2011,2015,2016

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