Magellan's Cross, Cebu City

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Magellan's Cross, Cebu City - Address

Address: Santo Nino, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

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Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross that was commissioned by Portuguese and Spanish explorers on the orders of Ferdinand Magellan to commemorate their arrival in Cebu during the 16th century.

This cross is housed in a chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño on Magallanes Street, near the city centre . A sign below the cross describes that the original cross is encased inside the wooden cross that is found in the centre of the chapel. According to locals, this was to protect the original cross from people who chipped away parts of the cross for souvenir purposes or in the belief that the cross possesses miraculous powers. 

How To reach Magellan's Cross by Public Transport

  • Nearest bus stop: La Nueva, Dept of Foreign Affairs.

Restaurants Near Magellan's Cross

  • Jollibee Santa Nino
  • Mang Inasal
  • Mc donald’s
  • A La King Cafe

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  • It's a must see historical place when you are in Cebu city but needs a lot of cleaning up to emphasize it's enormous importance in Philippine History. I just hope the local government will do something about those vendors who just barrage people and would follow you with whatever they are selling. It is not pleasing and quite scary specially for foreign tourist. Not only at this place but almost everywhere in Cebu where tourists go. And not only vendors but also those people who hail cabs or offer transportation. If there's something that can be done to regulate or organize them, it would be really more fun in the Philippines and more fun in Cebu, specially that Cebu is a very historic place surrounded with beautiful beaches (with a lot of Christian devotees).

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  • This is a place with rich heritage and culture. Tourists must learn the historical background of this site to enjoy.

  • They should preserve the place.. make sure it doesn't get too crowded.. allowing only few people at a time to enter..

  • This is one of Cebu's heritage. A big part of our history and religion. Easily accessible all throughout the city. Just a stone throw away from Sto. Nino Shrine. A must visit when in Cebu.

  • A part of Philippine history. Did you know they covered the original cross because before,pilgrims would take a small piece of wood with them believing it to bring good fortune.

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