The Best Things To Do in Cebu City

One of the top tourist destinations in Philippines, Cebu is replete with tourist attractions that keep you engaged during your visit here. The city is strewn with beautiful architecture in the shape of Basilica del Santo Nino, Museo Sugbo, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, Fort San Pedro, Cathedral museum, Malacanang sa Sugbo and many others.

Apart from that, the city is also suffused with picturesque natural attractions such as Kawasan Falls, Tumalog Falls, Mountain View Nature’s Park, Kalanggaman Islet, Bounty Beach amidst others that will offer you a retreat from an otherwise bustling city. You can also check out the citys free art for an indulgence in street art and culture. The wondrous Temple of Leah in Busay is another attraction, that pulls dozens of visitors every day, owing to its wondrous overlooking city views, and Greek-inspired architectural design.Cebu's Taoist Temple can also be visited for the peace and tranquility that it offers to tourists and worshipers. With so many things to do in Cebu, it is one of the tourist destination that will make your trip fulfilled.

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    Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Cebu City, Philippines

    Must see places in Cebu City ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Cebu City and point of interests to visit.

  1. Basilica Del Santo Nino

    #1 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Basilica Del Santo Nino

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Observatory, Historical Site

    Address: Osmeña Boulevard,Cebu City 6000,Cebu, Philippines

    Timings: 05:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    One of the most famous landmarks in Cebu, the Basilica Del Santo Nino is also amongst the oldest Roman Catholic churches in Philippines. The basilica is a sight worth revering when it is all decked up...Read more

  2. Magellan's Cross

    #2 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Magellan's Cross

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Observatory, Architecture

    Address: Santo Nino, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

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

    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 c...Read more

  3. Cebu Taoist Temple

    #3 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Cebu Taoist Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Observatory, Historical Site

    Address: Dona Modesta Singson Gaisano, Cebu City, Philippines

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Cebu Taoist temple is one of the prettiest sights of Cebu city. It was built in 1972 by the wealthy Chinese community of the city and since then has attracted a number of devotees and tourists ali...Read more

  4. Kawasan Falls

    #4 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Kawasan Falls

    Tags: Outdoors, Waterfall, Observatory, Entertainment

    Address: Badian, Moalboal 6031, Philippines

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Just 130 kilometers southwest of Cebu City and about three hours bus ride, the Kawasan Falls is located inside the mountains of Barangay Matutinao, Badian. Silver cascades of waters drop down into gor...Read more

  5. Fort San Pedro

    #5 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Fort San Pedro

    Tags: Educational Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Fort

    Address: A. Pigafetta Street,Cebu City 6000, Philippines

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Fort San Pedro dates back to 1565. Built as a defensive fortress under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, the fort protected the city by Muslim invaders. The fort has played many roles; th...Read more

  6. Ayala Centre Cebu

    #6 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Ayala Centre Cebu

    Tags: Outdoors, Mall, Market, Shopping Center

    Address: Cebu Business Park,Archbishop Reyes Avenue,Cebu City 6000,Metro Cebu, Philippines

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    One of the biggest shopping malls in Cebu, Ayala is the answer for all your retail needs. On an average day, more than 85,000 people visit Ayala Center Cebu, with the figure increasing to 135,000 on w...Read more

  7. Tops Lookout

    #7 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Tops Lookout

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Observatory, Educational Site

    Address: Busay Hills and Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City 6000 , Philippines

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located 2,000 feet high at the peak of Mt Busay, Tops Lookout, or just Tops to locals, provides the most spectacular views in Cebu, especially at sunrise or sunset where you can see Cebu glowing from ...Read more

  8. Lapu Lapu Statue

    #8 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Lapu Lapu Statue

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Observatory, Educational Site

    Address: Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Lapu-Lapu, Cebu’s local hero is well known for his resistance of the Spanish rule. He is said to have fought them valiantly and is responsible for the death of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Mage...Read more

  9. Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

    #9 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Educational Site, Historical Site

    Address: 155 Mabini St. Parian, Cebu City 6000, Philippines

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This historic house is close to two centuries old. The house is owned by Maria Florido and Don Juan Yap and has been preserved beautifully. A visit here sheds light upon the lifestyles and architectur...Read more

  10. Tumalog Falls

    #10 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Tumalog Falls

    Tags: Outdoors, Waterfall, Observatory, Entertainment

    Address: Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Oslob, Cebu, Philippines

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you decide to visit just one thing around Cebu, visit Tumalog falls. The most stunning scenes await you as you start your hike up to Cebu’s fantastical waterfalls. Not thundering or fierce, t...Read more

  11. Mountain View Nature's Park

    #11 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Mountain View Nature's Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Landmark

    Address: Sitio Garahe Busay, Cebu City, Philippines

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Mountain View Nature Park is a perfect getaway destination for families and kids. There are a number of activities that involve adventure, adrenaline and a close rendezvous with nature. The top of the...Read more

  12. Kalanggaman Islet

    #12 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Kalanggaman Islet

    Tags: Beach, Water Body, Walking Area, Scuba

    Address: Malapascua, Kalanggaman islet, Philippines

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Known as “paradise island,” Kalanggaman boasts of pristine waters and soft white-sand beaches with long sandbars stretching on both sides of the island. It is located in the middle of the ...Read more

  13. Casa Gorordo Museum

    #13 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Casa Gorordo Museum

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Architecture , Arts And Crafts

    Address: No 35 Lopez Jaena, Cebu City, Philippines.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Originally the private home of Juan Gorordo, Casa Gorordo is now a museum that portrays life of Spanish expatriates in Cebu. Full of antiques and old furniture, the house has stunning architecture and...Read more

  14. Cebu Heritage Monument

    #14 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    Cebu Heritage Monument

    Tags: Monument, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Heritage of Cebu Monument is an illustration of sculptures made of concrete, bronze, brass and steel portraying scenes that shaped Cebu city. The construction of the monument began in July 1997 an...Read more

  15. The Ruins Talisay

    #15 of 106 Things To Do in Cebu City
    The Ruins Talisay

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Educational Site, Ancient Ruin

    Address: Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson built this ten bedroom Italianate mansion in honour of his wife, who died when she was pregnant with her 11th child. Located on a sugar plantation in the Negros ...Read more

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  • Parasailing in Mactan Cebu
    Parasailing in Mactan Cebu New on TripHobo

    Duration: 15 Mins

    This parasailing in Mactan activity will surely get youmore excited to see the beautiful city of Cebu from the top. This will...

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  • Fly fish
    Fly fish New on TripHobo

    Duration: 30 Mins

    A Flyfish is an extra-wide banana boat, which is a banana-shaped, inflatable water sled. A motorboat tows it for propulsion. ...

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  • Helmet Diving underwater walking experience
    Helmet Diving underwater walking experience New on TripHobo

    Duration: 45 Mins

    Helmet diving is a unique way to explore the sea because you walk along the seafloor. With water sports such as SCUBA and sno...

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    Duration: 30 Mins

    Water skiing is much like snow skiing. You trade cold for warmth, and gravity for motorboat propulsion. Water skiing is a bit...

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