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 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. 

  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • It was good to finally see in real life an attraction that you always see or read about in books. There is no entrance fee and it was easy to find on the map. As expected, the Cross is right next to the cathedral, and therefore in a very busy section. I do believe that the Cross should be revered more and deserves to have a better kiosk than one where anyone can just walk around or touch it, albeit being enclosed in another wooden cross.

  • 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!!

  • Cebu is a historically rich city. I loved the tour with Cebu Tours drivers and tour guides. Had an amazing time learning about the history of Cebu its picturesque streets FOOD :) and people.

  • Great for tourists all over the world. After Basilica's Mass they cab engage outside for picture taking as well as giving long colored candles to the cross. Location also is at reach and surroundings has budget friendly meals and snacks.

  • for people with cars the parking space is the main problem.. better have a driver. but on sunday. they allowed you to park anywhere and also in special events. but better still be careful because they clamp wheels sometimes.

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