Magellan's Cross

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

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

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

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  • Magellan's Cross Address: Santo Nino, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
  • Magellan's Cross Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • 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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  • 95% of people who visit Cebu City include Magellan's Cross in their plan

  • 25.44% of people start their Magellan's Cross visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

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

Monday, Thursday and Friday

68.74% of people prefer walking in order to reach Magellan's Cross

People normally club together Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral 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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