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never walk around this place alone. its unsafe and never bring too many stuff with you most especially bag, money and cellphones and no jewelries as it'll attract locals on doing something wrong. this maybe the oldest city in town and has a few markets...More
Yes it is not clean and smells bad, and you have to beware of pickpockets and hawkers and beggars. Really you need a local bodyguard to make the best of it - if you can find someone who can be persuaded to go with you........More
Very busy commercial street, not so clean, and it looks like Manila’s Binondo or Divisoria. There are many shops, banks, and great restaurants here, but one needs to be very mindful of his/her belongings when walking on this street.
The place where you find the best prices and value for your money. From kitchen utensils, gadgets, appliances and baking materials etc. This the place to be. Just be cautious in your shopping here and avoid crowded places.
This is a very busy street where all walks of life come here. You have to be very careful if you come here since there are so many pick pocketers and snatchers. Most people here are locals. Only very few tourists who are brave enough...More
If you want to buy anything that you cannot find it in big malls, try this in Colon St. You can buy anything there from head to toe. The price is cheap. However, please be careful with your personal belongings while strolling on this street.
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.