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Address: Cebu City, Philippines
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This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in...

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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Usual city-tour destination but there's nothing much on it actually. Cross was not as magnificent as I imagined and space was just really a tiny pavilion. A bit crowded on peak... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located near the basilica, this item is of inmense historical, social, & religious value to the community. The original cross has been encased to stop people from taking pieces of this icon. Definately worth having a perusal.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Usual city-tour destination but there's nothing much on it actually. Cross was not as magnificent as I imagined and space was just really a tiny pavilion. A bit crowded on peak hours.

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Thank Jamie T
Quezon city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we got here, it was quite crowded with lots of tourists. Many women with ID will ask how many of you are in the family and will straightaway pray for your health, prosperity, etc. And offer you different colored candles to represent each blessing and you have to pay for those. It was quite noisy as they were chanting... More 

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Thank Shane3000
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You should go and see Magellan's cross if you are visiting the Basilica de Sto.Nino since it is right outside the compound. The mural on the ceiling tells the story of how the cross got to Cebu so you get to learn about its history.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Social and religious history surrounds this stop. You can purchase some candles to have them blessed and then lay them at the base of the cross.

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Zambales Province, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Sunday during mass, surprised that there are hardly any visitors. Perfect to take a picture without the large crowd.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very popular attraction, maybe because it's part of Philippine history. It's located not far from the Sto Niño Basilica and no entry fee.

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Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is so much history surrounding this that it should be on your list to see. It will only take a few minutes and you could hop out of a taxi and back in if you don't have much time. We stopped and walked to the nearby Basilica Del Santo Nino.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice little reminder of our history and religion. This cross placed here by the explorer Magellan has been standing since the 1500's. The cross believed to have miraculous powers has been covered with another wood to protect it from pilgrims looking for its miracles. The artwork in the ceiling tells the story of the local history. Simply another amazing relic... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing facts about how Magellan discovered the Philippines . Truth about the conversion of Christianity of the early settlers of the island Observance of the history of the early tribal rulers of the island

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