Cebu City Attractions

Top Things to Do in Cebu City, Philippines

Things to Do in Cebu City

Top Attractions in Cebu City


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  • lovehols
    Dublin, Ireland165 contributions
    Pretty much has everything you need. All the usual brand-name shops along with a good selection of cafes and restaurants. We found it convenient as our hotel (Harold's) was close by. It has a really nice central plaza area which facilitates live music on certain nights. A really nice gathering place for all ages to gather and socialize.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • Ricoy
    Legazpi, Philippines520 contributions
    Everytime I go to Cebu for business or pleasure, I always try to drop by the Basilica to say my prayers of gratitude to the Mahal na Sto.Nino. For his bountiful blessings and for taking good care for me and my family.
    Written 14 September 2022
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  • Albert Chan Paran
    Cebu City, Philippines618 contributions
    Last week, I received a message from my fellow actress, mommy Doris Banaynal on Messenger that I'll be a part of the cast of the upcoming promotional and educational video of Casa Gorordo Museum, which is owned and managed by Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated (RAFI) under the Culture and Heritage focus area since when it opened to the public in the year 1983. I was thrilled to shoot again after almost a year of community quarantine and this is my first film project in this brand new year 2021. A good start for my year.

    We are asked to dramatize and reenact the traditional "pamamanhikan" or "pamalaye" in the Philippines during the eighteen-hundreds of the 19th century. This is usually a formal occasion when the man together with his family members formally asks the woman’s hand in marriage in front of her parents, grandparents and the rest of her family.  Casa Gorordo is the perfect setting of a colonial era house which is known as "balay na tisa" (house with tiled roof) during the Spanish occupation in the country located in the historical district of Parian near Colon Street (the oldest street in the Philippines).

    We have to wear the national dress like the traditional Barong (an embroidered long-sleeved formal shirt for men) and  Filipiniana dress/traje de mestiza (a traditional dress for women) to depict the time period in history.

    I realized it was my first time to get inside the museum. I'm not even aware of the history of the house, but because of the guidance of our script writer-researcher, Mr Renren Tabada Alatraca, we learn to appreciate its interesting facts and trivia that open our senses during the entire shoot. It made us understand the background story of the house that we can apply in our performance as actors as we play each character effectively.

    The museum observed the strict health protocols for the staff, the crew and the cast to follow. We're told to shoot our scenes by batches. Some actors in the other batch weren't with us during the shoot and it was quite a challenge for us to act as if they're with us.
    Written 23 January 2021
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  • Trond R
    Bergen, Norway27 contributions
    Very nice place, but small place…you have seen it all in an hour.
    There is a souvenir shop there also, so nice to have cash or card.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Vannie B
    Manila, Philippines9 contributions
    Ive been to Cebu for so many times but this is my 1st time to visit this place. Its overlooking CEBU because the place place is top of the mountain and it has a very nice view specially in the afternoon when the sunset goes down. plus the restaurant around there where there is a lot of tourist going just to dine and see the place
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Macroix
    St. Petersburg, FL97 contributions
    SM Seaside City is like Mall of Asia both malls are situted by the bay. However, SM Seaside is much better than MOA, the stores are laid out within the mall itself unlike MOA the stores are spread out all over the place. Seaside is upscale and modernized compared to MOA. Seaside is fairly new compared to aging MOA. There's also a park on the top floor of the Mall. When in Cebu City stop by SM Seaside.
    Written 19 September 2019
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  • lovehols
    Dublin, Ireland165 contributions
    An important historical landmark. The original wooden cross is covered with some other material, but it's the real deal I'm told. And it's all covered by a gazebo-type hut. Dates back more than 500 years, so should interest most history buffs. A nice park surrounds the area.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • Mandina81
    Butuan, Philippines3 contributions
    Finally had a try and visit this place in Cebu! Lots of food with variety of cuisine! A must try indeed!
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Brix510
    San Jose, CA951 contributions
    The architecture and history of this fort is amazing and i would definitely recommend a visit especially if you are staying near Cebu City.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Irish Mae
    Bacolod, Philippines10 contributions
    we are a bit disappointed when we went there since there are less flowers due to typhoon odette, We did not able to experience and see the beautiful scenery of siarao garden based on pictures. But it is understandable due to typhoon odette.

    We will be back here this coming March or April, and as per our tour agency, this is the perfect time to grow back the flowers.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • Agot76
    Illinois152 contributions
    This trip was actually a back-up plan because the neighboring museum was closed for renovation. We were so glad we did this. Not only the tour guide was knowledgeable enough but he was also a good choreographer/photographer for our group. He took the time to explain the history of the place and not only that, he shared his talent for photography! The pictures were wonderful! Highly recommend it.
    Written 26 August 2022
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  • Brix510
    San Jose, CA951 contributions
    This place was very well made and erected as a dedication of love to leah. However the upkeep is pretty much non existent and it's sad to see the current state - but even with minimal upkeep its very nice
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • irenevff
    Bulacan Province, Philippines3,893 contributions
    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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  • ybo7000
    Zamboanga City, Philippines213 contributions
    robinsons galleria mall is located along general maxilom avenue, it is very accessible by public transportation or taxi, its has provide free shuttle bus from robinson fuente. the mall is cozy, clean and not crowded. a nice place to go for shopping and dining.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • Bob Ouano
    15 contributions
    Unlike Casa Gorordo which is privately run, this museum is government run (Province I think) and you can definitely tell the difference. Our tour guide was a student (Tourism I think{?} I forgot now), she had some knowledge of her subject matters and her grammar was quite faulty but made up for all of it with her attitude, smile, and very pleasant disposition. There were two sections of some five presentations, that had airconditioning and the rest you sweat like everybody else. The place is very accessible, and can be, maybe, enjoyable.
    Written 17 July 2019
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