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Magellan's Landing Site

Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Visit this out of the way attraction by hiring one of the tricycles parked along the street beside... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
Quezon City, Philippines
via mobile
Take a picture and leave

The place was dirty and not much to do but the historic factor made it cool to see. I would go... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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  • Average38%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
5 Jan 2017
“Take a picture and leave”
25 Jul 2016
“Where Ferdinand Magellan Landed”
Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visit this out of the way attraction by hiring one of the tricycles parked along the street beside the PNP Hospital (across the Libertad Fruit Vendors Association market). There is a sign which says "Barangay Ambago" at the corner of this street and the main...More

Thank peggyapl
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The place was dirty and not much to do but the historic factor made it cool to see. I would go again but not to hang out. We bought some homemade tuba coconut wine on the way back for 20 pero (50 cents USD) -...More

Thank Tronica
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had the pleasure of visiting several of Magellan's historic sites throughout the Philippines during the trip, and this one certainly didn't disappoint. If you're into history at all, it's certainly worth the stop!

Thank Beibolreal
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank Jose Abrian C
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...More

Thank jamesvp2000
Reviewed 30 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.

Thank Alan Z
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...More

1  Thank Luke T
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank Jeff S
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.

Thank pikotski
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...More

Thank Lennon B
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