Magellan's Cross
Magellan's Cross
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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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JoepepCielos
Luzon, Philippines1,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
After our visit at the Basilica del Santo Nino, my friends and I dropped by the historic Magellan’s Cross just outside the church. It was evening and the place was a little dark but we managed to take some pictures of the cross.

It was a popular place to visit in Cebu City that a first-timer should not miss.
Written 12 March 2020
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Kyle Paes
Lapu Lapu, Philippines11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
The paintings on the ceiling makes a very good picture for your instgram account.

The wood from the original cross is stored inside the new cross to preserve it.

People can buy candles of different colors each for your specific prayer.

Another place tourist need to visit when they're in Cebu.
Written 5 March 2020
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KhanKluay
DUS1,353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Magellan's cross is a landmark of Cebu City, and one of the must see sights, of course. It's situated in a lively central area, but during the afternoon visit, it was never really crowded. No no queuing, and no problem to enter the Pavillon and take some pictures.
Written 31 December 2020
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ybo7000
Zamboanga City, Philippines285 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Magellan's cross is one of the important historical landmark of cebu city. It's located besides basilica de sto Nino. Entrance is free. It is less crowded now than during pre pandemic time.
Written 11 May 2023
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Oscardog16
Adelaide, Australia1,958 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The citizens revere this site, and it plays a central part in the annual Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival. Free to visit and easy to access but not in the week leading up to 15 January. You cannot enter the area with a backpack
Written 10 January 2023
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BGB
43 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Meh. Swat away vendors, hawkers, beggars at every step to see a simple historical monument.
Nearby church is beautiful though. I found it mildly interesting for the historical reference and the architecture of nearby buildings. It was swarming more with people there for religious reasons.
Way overrated.
Written 12 March 2024
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Sky
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Do you know that Magellan's cross area used to be a seashore? The place remains to be a reminder of the love of visayan freedom during early days of the datus. Me as a child before use to visit this place as well. Great job in preserving the cross.
Written 12 January 2020
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Lissette R
North Bergen, NJ216 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
If you are in the area I would stop by to see it but I would not go out of my way to visit this. The area in indundated with beggars that harass you and touch you.

It's a cross in a gazebo and it is very meanginful to the Filipino people but other than that not much to see. As previously stated only would add this to the local church visit.
Written 18 May 2024
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Vic Raymund
Cebu City, Philippines297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
This is a Historical Land Mark of Sto. Niño!
This place is good for Tourist & Religious People.
If you visit Sto. Niño Church, you should visit this place too because it is just beside it.
Written 22 May 2019
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Ave Salvante Jr.
Laguna Province, Philippines375 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Business
Eventhough it is already my second visit to this place I still love to see for my self the cross that Magellan brought into this country. It is like the symbol of the start of Christianity in the Philippines. Because of the recent earthquake that shook the visayas, there is an ongoing renovation during our visit.
Written 31 May 2014
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