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Address: Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Where Ferdinand Magellan Landed

In this place is a group of statues on a concrete platform marking the place where Ferdinand Magellan first landed in Butuan in 1521, When I visited it with family members the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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Butuan, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Among history lovers the city of Butuan is a must. With its rich Precolonial history down to the story of Magellan's visit to the kingdom of Rajah Siagu. Questions like the where does the first Catholic mass in the country was conducted? If the people of Masao and Magallanes in Agusan Del Norte will be asked they would say it... More 

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Thank Jose Abrian C
Butuan, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

In this place is a group of statues on a concrete platform marking the place where Ferdinand Magellan first landed in Butuan in 1521, When I visited it with family members the beach was littered with seaweeds. It was, I think, a day or two after a storm. This is a good sight to see especially for history students.

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Thank jamesvp2000
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I had no idea that Magellan landed here first and now I understand that he used the inlet of the Agusan river as shelter for his journey. Well worth a look.

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Thank Alan Z
Gingoog City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Today my wife and her parents and I decided to visit a bit of history close to our home, Car ride of a bout an hour to the city of Butuan, Philippines. We stopped at the first site of Magellan's Landing Sites in the Philippines back in 1521. It is a beautiful site on the beach with a statue marking... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Unless you are immune to everything that exist or you like swimming in sewage then this is the beach for you. If you are into maintaining your health and thoroughly enjoy going to the beach you avoid this beach at all cost. Too much faults to list,just heed my advice.

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1 Thank Jeff S
Butuan, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

If we have boracay for a white beack resort... There is masao for black sand resort. sometimes muddy but still good for swimming.

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Thank pikotski
Butuan, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

There is nothing much too see in the area but the landing site and you can actually get the story from the museum. The beach is not really that good as well though the breeze offers a relaxing feeling. The restaurants near the area is the best with their grilled bangus and liempo while savoring the smell of the sea.

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Thank Lennon B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

The government should recognize this as the landing site of Magellan. All evidence suggests that Magellan landed here and not on Limazawa in Leyte. The local government should also improve the place. There was really nothing more than just a statue in the midst of a black sand beach. There are shops around, rooms and cottages that you could rent,... More 

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Thank Ryanes C
Las Pinas, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Well,mmmm, yes. A statue of Magellan, a little shop to buy a drink and a big wood factory in the background. Unless your are family of that butcher seaman I see no apparent reason to go there.

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Thank ger08061959
Butuan, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is historical landmark of Butuan City where the first catholic mass in the Philippines was held in the year 1500. It is located along the beach area of Barangay Masao. Cottages abound nearby ranging from 100 - 500 pesos of rental. Whenever we come here, we need not worry of foods because there are small stores lined up selling... More 

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