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Address: Barangay Mactan, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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A little bit of Cebu history!

Good place to take photos and to chill with little budget. There are food stalls selling affordable food items as well as novelty shops selling Cebu made souvenir items.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ben Q
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Mandaue, Philippines
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Stowmarket
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed my trip here. So much history, lovely gardens an terrific souvenir shops near the fish restaurant

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lapu Lapu was a Mactan chieftain who killed Fernandez Magellan in 1521 at a battle on the northern coast of Mactan Island, delaying Spanish colonization of the Philippines for some 40 years. He is regarded as a national hero, and there are monuments and memorials to him everywhere. This one is on the actual battle site, where Magellan's ships floundered... More 

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Mandaue, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to take photos and to chill with little budget. There are food stalls selling affordable food items as well as novelty shops selling Cebu made souvenir items.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Your tour around Cebu wouldn't be complete without visiting this historical place as it foretold a special part of the Cebu history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent history lesson on Magellan and his end of voyage and his life at the hand of King Lapu Lapu on the island of Cebu in the Philippines. The presentation of the events in murals, text, statue, folkloric ceremony and festivities is a moving tribute to the native tribe that inhabited the area in historical times.

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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lapu Lapu Statue is located at the Historic site for Kadaugan sa Mactan, Victory of Mactan This is where Lapu-Lapu defeated the invading Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in April of 1521 The Reenactment of this Historical Filipino Event can be seen in last week of April each year, look for the Kadaugan sa Mactan Festival, its a must see if... More 

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Thank OhYa1337
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special,but if you in Cebu you have to see this historical place.We went without tour guide and spend no more than30 minutes there

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Thank Aleksandr Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with friends and place is not crowded. Good place to hangout and shopping for some souvenirs. Not much to see but nice location and just enjoy the water. Low tide when we got there in the afternoon.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the icon of Mactan Island, compared to Magellan's Cross being the icon of Cebu. (Mactan and Cebu were actually two different "states" when Magellan invaded. Cebu sided with Magellan, Lapu Lapu stood against him.)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen this attraction since 1966 and it has evolved from a simple monument to a little bit more of a tourist site today. Interesting but not something I would go out of my way to see.

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