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Address: Barangay Mactan, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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Good for history buffs

The centerpiece is the huge statue of Lapu-Lapu. Along the perimeter were stalls selling souvenir items which were reasonably-priced.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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San Pedro, Philippines
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Mactan Island, Philippines
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting for me who as a child was fascinated by explorers so seeing real history and a statue of the man who ended Ferdinand Magellans life was great. But I think there could be more on the life of Magellan and also on the history of Lapu Lapu's development after it's namesake did the deed. The area round the statue... More 

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San Pedro, Philippines
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The centerpiece is the huge statue of Lapu-Lapu. Along the perimeter were stalls selling souvenir items which were reasonably-priced.

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Thank 99floc
Johannesburg, South Africa
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106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Interesting to see site of Magellan's last fight but otherwise nothing to do here. Cheap souvenir stalls outside statue gardens if looking for shoes, shells etc

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must visit for pictures. Take some souvenir. Also Magellan grave is there. Mactan battle is located there.

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Thank Alosaimi
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to see, lots of stray dogs and dog mess, Just a poor experience and not worth the effort and time.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed and came across as a cheap tourist site with a lot of stalls selling handicrafts. good for the odd souvenir.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The statue honors the first documented Datu from the province of Visayas. As most shrines in Cebu, do not expect this to be big. The tourist spot has some shops on the side and some restaurants that serve fish to be cooked when you order when you are done with looking around.

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Stockton, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is one of the historic place. It was the place where Lapu2x and Magellan had a fight. And where Filipinos were baptized and converted to Christianity.

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Thank Carl B
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was expecting a Lot but this as not well maintained . Actually nothing to do in this place and Not much travelers go here

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Thank sholesd
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My taxi driver Edgar M of Airport taxi service made seeing Mactan Island and Cebu an awesome experience. First stop Chief Lapu Lapu Statue park, the park was very clean and had lot of places to take pictures. The vendors have a variety of gifts to choose from. I had fun exploring this small park.

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