Finally… I’ve seen Cebu. :-)
Cebu City is the oldest city in the Philippines and is hailed as the Queen City of the South. The city itself, though not very large in size, holds a lot of historical memories that dated even to the time of the Spaniards. Kaya when we did the Cebu city tour, it seems like we are travelling back in time
The Lapu-Lapu Shrine is inside a plaza commonly known as the Magellan Shrine park that commemorates the events of the Battle of Mactan. Thousands of foreign and local tourists visit the park every year. The park includes the Magellan Shrine and a covered structure that houses a huge mural painting of the Battle of Mactan and a commemorative marker
The Lapu-Lapu Shrine is a 20-meter bronze statue located in the Mactan Shrine park in Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Cebu. The statue was erected to honor Rajah Lapu-Lapu, the native chieftain of Mactan Island who defeated Ferdinand Magellan during the historic Battle of Mactan in 1521.
Magellan Shrine is 30 meters high and serve as a large memorial tower of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.
There was an event a day before we arrived. April 27, they commemorate the Battle of Mactans according to wikipedia, The Battle of Mactan fought in the Philippines on April 27, 1521. The warriors of Lapu-Lapu, a native chieftain of Mactan Island, defeated Spanish forces under the command of Ferdinand Magellan, who was killed in the battle.
There were also lots tiangge that time. I don’t know if it’s a regular here or dahil may event nga sila.
Fort San Pedro
Fort San Pedro is a defensive military structure built a few days after the arrival of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, the Spanish conquistador, who in 1565 built the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines – 44 years after Ferdinand Magellan’s “discovery” of the Philippines”
Entrance to the Fort. There’s a cheap P30 entrance fee.
Upon entering you will be greeted with the historical information about the place
Here are some few photos of Fort San Pedro
My niece and nephew goofing around.
An illustration how the fort may have looked like in 1565.
Magellan’s Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on April 21, 1521
Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino
Heritage of Cebu Monument
The monument depicts events in Cebu history from the time of Rajah Humabon to the beatification of Cebuano martyr Pedro Calungsod
Museo Sugbo (Formerly Cebu Provincial Jail)
Artifacts, history, memorabilias, earthenwares and preserved documents and letters are the main attraction of the Museo Sugbo.
There is an entrance fee, 30Php for adults, 10Php for students and 75Php for foreigners.
There are lots to see in this museo. I enjoyed my stay here. As I’ve said, you get to see lots of things and It’s airconditioned.
Here are few of my favorites.
The Golden Tara of Agusan
Currency used during the Japanese occupation in WW II.
Autobots Transform!!!! hehehe
Actually this is an old letter press machine
Dragon on the roof
Tops at Mt. Busay
Mt Busay makes a mighty backdrop for Cebu City, but the best view is from the mountain itself, which is where you’ll find Tops Lookout. Better known simply as ‘Tops’, viewing deck provides spectacular views, especially at sunrise or sunset. There are snack stalls up here, which sell beer if you are so inclined.
It has an entrance of 100 pesos.
Ngek nauna yata ako hehehe. Oh well….
Up next…more cebu post