Basilica Minore del Santo Niño
This holiest of churches is a real survivor. Established in 1565 (the oldest church in the Philippines) and burnt down three times, it...
Fort San Pedro
Built in 1565 under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, conqueror of the Philippines, Fort San Pedro has served as an army garrison,...
No, it’s not a Philippine emissions trading scheme. Urban living in the raw, the Carbon Market is Cebu’s oldest and biggest produce...
Vegetarians have nowhere to hide at this popular outdoor chain restaurant where diners choose their own raw meat or seafood and have it...
Magellan’s Cross information
Ferdinand’s Catholic legacy, a large wooden cross, is housed in a stone rotunda(built in 1841)across from Cebu City Hall. The crucifix on show here apparently contains remnants from a cross Magellan planted on the shores of Cebu in 1521. A painting on the ceiling of the rotunda shows Magellan erecting the cross (actually, the locals are doing all the work – Magellan’s just standing around with his mates). After the Santo Niño, this is the most venerated religious relic in Cebu.