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Cebu Travel Guide - Philippines
If you are thinking of exploring other areas of the Philippines, one suggested place is the Queen City of the Southern Philippines, Cebu. Cebu city has rich cultural, historical and natural destinations for a tourist to look into. Cebu is culturally rich because this is the place where the Spaniards during their occupation started to establish themselves. In fact Cebu city is where Magellan planted the cross of Christianity in the Philippines.
Let us take a look at the various tourist destinations that one can go to when he or she is in Cebu city.
Magellan’s Cross – the place where the first Filipinos were baptized to be Christians
Fort San Pedro – the oldest and smallest tri-bastion fort in the Philippines that served as a nucleus for Spanish settlers. The inner part of the fort ahs been beautified recently into a garden and also housed the Cebu City Zoo, for a couple of years.
Heritage of Cebu Monument – showcases the symbolic and significant events in Cebu especially during the time of Raja Humabon to the Cebuano martyr Pedro Calunsod.
Marker of Magellan – a marker was placed were Magellan died.
Colon Street – the oldest street in the Philippines named after Christopher Columbus. It has lots of Movie houses, restaurants and other business establishments. On its northern is an obelisk which signifies its importance.
Lapu-Lapu Monument – a monument constructed on the place where Magellan had his final battle.
Natural Tourist Destinations:
Just like the other places in the Philippines, Cebu has its fair share of great beaches as well. Their white sand beaches are found in Mactan Island, Malapascua Island, and Moalboal. It is also in Cebu where can find the biggest sanctuary for migratory birds in the Philippines in Olanggo Wildlife Sanctuary.
Cultural tourist destinations:
Cebu has lots of museums for tourist to learn more about their very rich history. In fact, Cebu has the richest history of all the places in the Philippines. Their museums include, Casa Gorordo, Fort San Pedro, University of San Carlos and the South Western University Museum.
Aside from the three main historical, natural and cultural destinations, Cebu has very rich religious destinations. Since it has been the first place the Spaniards colonized in the Philippines, lots of religious artifacts are found in Cebu that is very rare.
Try visiting the Queen City of the South, it may only be small but it is one of the best place to learn more the history of the Filipinos.