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This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in 1521 and claimed the Philippines for Spain.
Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was taking a City Tour by private car that I had contracted and this was the first place we stopped since it was close to my hotel. It was cool to see this actual cross and best of all it was free. I took...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NsaneTravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Magellan's Cross The Lapu Lapu city has only 2 historic attractions: Magellan’s Cross and the Mactan Shrine. It's unlucky for me as the Shrine is undergoing a renovation and no entry is allowed until its completion approx in April 2020. After the four (4) major...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 105erlindal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure if it is actually the cross belonging to the famous explorer Magellan but it at least symbolizes his discovery of Cebu.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DAJA2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magellan's Cross is an iconic landmark in Cebu. You can be able to take decent pictures if you were outside of the structure. There were also vendors of candles, where you can offer prayers. There were many souvenir stores, from t-shirt, keychains, bracelets, religious items,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LuiGiSy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small structure. But if you are a fond of historical places you will appreciate it. It is near the catholic cathedral and around the area sells souvenirs stuffs

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank marialuisaanoche
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to visit the church make sure to drop by magellans cross it is from the time of spaniards.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KimohJohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are Cebu and you are doing the tourist attractions its a must see. Its near the Markets and also just across from the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino. You also have the Casa Gorordo Museum close by Its a bit of History

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ciderboy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is just outside the Sto. Nino Basilica. Though the place is guarded, it is not really that sacred. There is no dress code. People come and go. Even group tours from other countries take pictures at the foot for posterity.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ep07asiaone
Reviewed 15 February 2019

I enjoyed the espeirence of looking into the drawings which tells the history of Magellan's Cross. I will be glad to show this tourist spot to my friends who want to visit Cebu.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank U794JPtheresab
Reviewed 14 February 2019

It's not spectacular but it goes with lots of history and is worth seeing - even if it's just to say you've been to the spot where Magellan first landed in Philippines. Cebu is a very interesting city anyway and this is part of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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At least, you can take a bus from airport to Cebu city, SM City Mall. It costs 25php per ride. Only down side is that it operates only hourly....