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Magellan's Cross

Cebu City, Philippines
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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.
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is located just a short walk from the Santo Nino Church. Getting a decent picture is quite a challenge since tourists either going to or from the church stop by this area. There are some photographers around who can take your picture and just...More

Thank Shelanee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth seeing for ths history. It is small and will take only 10 minutes. Crowded with tourists so have a walk around, take your photos and move on. We were warned by our guide about pick pockets in the area so be careful

Thank Tasneem A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to witness this well maintained part of Philippine history. Lots of vendors though, which we know just like to earn a living. But we were a little annoyed as they were very pushy and aggressive in selling their stuff. They don't understand "No". And...More

Thank RoyalMom8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to see where Magellan landed in the Philippines. It's such a small, unassuming site for such a significant event.

Thank Ricogu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this is on the most iconic symbols of Cebu which is responsible of their religion. Lots of vendors who sells different variety of color candles. Great to know👍

Thank boobhem23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

there is nothing much to do here except to take photos of the cross. it’s super crowded so be sure to be cautious of your belongings.

Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So happy to have visited this place, atleast i already saw it in person. The place is near the church and it was really crowded.

Thank Lionbelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, it's a cross under a dome so don't expect too much. The area around the dome is average too. It's more about what happened there a couple of centuries ago that's important but the monument on its own is just average. It's the kind...More

Thank Renan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good time visiting Magellan's cross very busy no charge to visit they have tour guides to explain every thing to you

Thank spendinheritance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large cross inside a small chapel outside the church. Well maintained. Visit at the same time as you visit Basilica del Santo Nino and Fort San Pedro

Thank Seime
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19 March 2015|
Response from onimasa1127 |
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....