Colon Street
Colon Street
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ybo7000
Zamboanga City, Philippines272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
A very busy streets, many business establishments, fast food restaurants, supermarkets n department stores, schools etc. And also many sidewalk vendors.
Written 17 February 2024
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Marty ..
Ballina, Australia490 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Apart from the history , with Colon Street being recognised as the oldest street in the Philippines .. this downtown Cebu City street has lost of shopping malls & eating establishment to check out

The area is surely not PWD friendly .. as the footpaths have plenty of obstacles - disappointedly wheelchair accessible is a no go
Written 4 February 2024
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OPle23
Bangkok, Thailand115 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This place is very messy but good to visit for Philipino life. Not much street food but many local things here. Very hard to find taxi but you need to walk away from Colon street.
Written 12 November 2023
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alwaystravelsf
Pacifica, CA362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Started at Heritage Monument and Yap house and very short walk to Colon Street. Many locals and Hotel doorman said either don’t waste your time or watch out for Pickpockets. No problems with Pickpockets. Put your phone and wallet in front pocket!

I have to disagree if you want to see the daily life of local people. The sights, smell, food stalls , cheap shopping for locals. I didn’t even go into the department stores or buy anything other than a Turon from a vendor and a can of beer at 7-11.

Sure I could complain that it’s a waste of time but it’s also interesting to see all the locals going about there day. It was hot AF, and my feet hurt, but the best thing was taking a white bus back to Cebu IT Park for 20 php, riding with locals and crazy bus driver.

This is why you visit new cities so you can mix in with the locals!!! Just Do It!
Written 23 May 2023
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ybo7000
Zamboanga City, Philippines272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Colon is the oldest street in cebu. It is a very busy street where shoppers n people converge. Many public transport routes usually passes by this street. The street is filled with many malls, groceries, shops, restaurants, bakeries, drugstores, universities etc. It's a budget friendly place for shoppers to eat stroll n shop.
Written 7 May 2023
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extravelagent
Honolulu, HI385 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Lots going on on this street; not for everyone. Even the hotel told me not to visit but of course since they said that I had to. Keep your backpack on your front. Lots of people, crowed, some sketchy folks but if you need anything, Colom street will have it. Would I go back? probably not.
Written 19 October 2022
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irenevff
Bulacan Province, Philippines3,979 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
colon - a jargon for the human intestines. but in cebu, it is a long street abuzz with people from all walks of life. oh yes, some are even caught jaywalking to reach the other mall across from the one they came. you can see a university along this avenue, banks, markets, schools, hotels, restaurants, commercial outlets, alleys leading to residential houses - everything. must be the busiest street in the entire city.

there's even a little monument marking the end/start of the long road.
Written 15 December 2020
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Zsofia S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visited here last February and I love how people are busy looking. All of the stores are really cheap.
Written 9 November 2020
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Francis_Elvis_Verdin
Palawan Province, Philippines12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Colon Street is a historical street in downtown Cebu City that is often called the oldest and the shortest national road in the Philippines. It is named after Cristóbal Colón.
Written 3 September 2020
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Mark D
Cebu City, Philippines79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The oldest street in the Philippines they say.. some great deals if you know where to look, but, watch your self... go with a local..(dont stray alone). not a local that gets kickbacks from the shops.. maybe from the hotel, they probably have a city guide... fun, definitive Philippines shopping experience
Written 3 May 2020
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