Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Cebu City

Cebu City is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Cebu City one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Cebu City is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Cebu City or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Cebu City. Explore the historical monuments of Cebu City with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Cebu City guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Cebu City page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Cebu City with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Basilica Del Santo Nino

    #1 of 14 Historical Places 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 14 Historical Places 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 14 Historical Places 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. Fort San Pedro

    #4 of 14 Historical Places 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

  5. Lapu Lapu Statue

    #5 of 14 Historical Places 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

  6. Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

    #6 of 14 Historical Places 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

  7. Cebu Heritage Monument

    #7 of 14 Historical Places 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

  8. The Ruins Talisay

    #8 of 14 Historical Places 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

  9. Museo Sugbo

    #9 of 14 Historical Places in Cebu City
    Museo Sugbo

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site

    Address: M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines

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

    Once the Provincial Jail of Cebu , this museum was incorporated at this historic place in 2004 and since has attracted thousands of visitors for not just the uniqueness of the location but also the ri...Read more

  10. Simala Shrine

    #10 of 14 Historical Places in Cebu City
    Simala Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Lindogon, Simala, 6020, Philippines

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

    The Marian Shrine stands in the hilly area of upper Lindogon in barangay Simala, Sibonga town. It was built by the congregation of Marian Monks in 1998 when the image, brought here from Pampanga, rumo...Read more

  11. 1730 Jesuit House

    #11 of 14 Historical Places in Cebu City
    1730 Jesuit House

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Zulueta Street, Cebu City, Philippines

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

    Nestled behind the high concrete walls right in the heart of the Parian district in Cebu City, the Jesuit House is an 18th century house that has been remarkably preserved throughout the years. Built ...Read more

  12. Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

    #12 of 14 Historical Places in Cebu City
    Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Mabini Street, Cebu City, Cebu 6000, Philippines

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

    The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral is a 15th century cathedral that has weathered the world war and many natural calamities. Today, it is a grand building that is an amalgamation of Spanish architecture ...Read more

  13. Cathedral Museum Of Cebu

    #13 of 14 Historical Places in Cebu City
    Cathedral Museum Of Cebu

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: P. Burgos Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

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

    The Cathedral museum is a museum of regional church artifacts and architecture. Recently refurbished and reopened only in 2006, the church showcases a number of interesting catholic objects and manusc...Read more

  14. Cebu City Hall

    #14 of 14 Historical Places in Cebu City
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    Tags: Hall

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