Magellan's Cross

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  • Address: Santo Nino, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Observatory, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral

Magellan's Cross - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Magellan's Cross

  • Magellan's Cross Address: Santo Nino, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
  • Magellan's Cross Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Magellan's Cross Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Magellan's Cross(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Magellan's Cross: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Magellan's Cross

  • 95% of people who visit Cebu City include Magellan's Cross in their plan

  • 33.79% of people start their Magellan's Cross visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Magellan's Cross

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

70.22% of people prefer walking in order to reach Magellan's Cross

People normally club together 1730 Jesuit House and Fort San Pedro while planning their visit to Magellan's Cross.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Magellan's Cross, Cebu City Reviews

  • I enjoyed my visit here and the photo ops with my kids. It's nice to get to visit historical places and share them with the next generation. It does get crowded and a lot of tours are done here so it's nice to get to know other people here. There are a lot of souvenir shops here but you could actually get a few like fridge magnets and key chains from ambulant vendors.

  • First time to visit Cebu so definitely had Magellan’s Cross on our list. If you like to know more about Phil History, this should be one in your bucket list.. ours was just a quick visit because we had to go somewhere else after.. but definitely worth visiting!!

  • Visiting this place is always surreal to me. A big part of Philippine history is told here. The Magellan's cross tells of the Spanish influence and its important legacy to the Filipinos - Christianity. On the other hand, this site also reminds us of the Filipinos' love for freedom and its fight for independence from foreign rule.

  • Such an amazing place to me. How you become more impressed to God. It is very good place for praying. It's my top list while visiting Cebu.

  • Beautiful but too many people around. Careful, some will force you to buy religious items.

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