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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 2 days ago

This is a small round building that supposedly houses the cross that Magellan erected in 1521. It's stated that the original is inside the one that you see. Who knows.

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not much to see. Some nice frescos on the ceiling and of course the cross. You can take a picture and wander around in the park next to it.

Thank cosmopolits
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourist flock to this place because of its history and origin. It is very near to the Basilica of Sto Nino. A must visit after visiting the Basilica.

Thank Marichu G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is near the entrance of Basilica de Santo Nino. It is inside a cylindrical permanent structure. Picture taking is allowed. It is a must to visit the cross as it is part of our history with the Spaniards. Parking outside is available.

Thank SoniaSuria
Reviewed 1 week ago

A holy site with a lot of tourists, is a small place, but worth checking it out. There is a big wooden cross in the middle, with nice drawing on the wall. An important symbol in Cebu.

Thank PowerWoosh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The thing of visiting here was they offer prayers to this massive Magellan's Cross with of course, a tithe you have to offer. There's an in-charge for the prayer and they gave us that blessing for our happy and healthy marriage as well as good...More

Thank Mecyll G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area and have an interest in history, this is a quick stop. The original has been covered by a newer wooden one and put into a gazebo like structure. You can read the sign, donate a candle, and snap a...More

Thank ptyduke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A heritage site as the cross is symbolic of the first time Christianity was introduced into Cebu. (or PHP)? Not too crowded and you could get prayers done for you at 100P with 10candles. The church next door is also a must visit!

Thank AlvinTSingapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your in down town Cebu this is worth a look .. Nice art work and it’s close to the church . We went at 6pm it closed just around 6:15pm Maybe this was due to a mass on in the church

Thank martin k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often bring our guests to this place since it is a Cebu landmark and a symbol of Christianity and it is just beside Sto NIno Church and the Cebu City Hall. 3 local sites in one visit.

Thank TecParker
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annalizaF2013
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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....
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