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Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines

Updated on March 27, 2014

Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines

Cebu is a beautiful province located in region Seven, Visayas area in the Philippines. People speak English and the local language Cebuano. Cebu City is the capital of Cebu and the second financial center in the Philippines, next to Manila the capital of the country.There is an international airport in Cebu where you can have direct flights from your country. Domestic flights are also scheduled in the Mactan International Airport in Cebu.

Why people choose Cebu as a holiday destination?

  • the convenience of a city in an area where there are other nearby beautiful places to go like beaches, waterfalls, surfing destinations as well as skimming areas. Cebu City is a good place to go for shopping
  • historic places and religious Catholic places of worships
  • cheaper and less crowded than Manila
  • People are also vibrant and friendly and smiling people -- ready to help everybody
  • It is a gateway to nearby places like province of Bohol -- which is another beautiful place to go where the Chocolate Hills is and the tarsier -- the smallest primate in the world.

Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines -- Philippines Map -- Cebu is highlighted

Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines --- Historical Monuments and Landmarks to See at Cebu

Cebu landmarks and historical monuments are :

  • Basilica De Sto Nino
  • Maoist Temple
  • Lapu Lapu Shrine at Mactan, Cebu
  • Shrine of Ferdinand Magellan
  • Magellan Cross

The Voyager Ferdinand Magellan's Travel Around the World

Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines -- Magellan Cross in Cebu

Magellan cross is a cross that was planted by the Portuguese and Spaniards when they reached Cebu in 1521. The cross is now in a chapel across the Cebu City Hall and beside the Basilica Minore of Santo Nino -- the patron saint in Cebu City. It is a hostoric place as 1521 is the year that Philippines according to history books were marked in place by the voyagers like Ferdinand Magellan. Philippines like Cebu is 80 percent plus Catholics and Roman Catholicism was brought by the Spaniards who colonized the Philippines for more than 300 years until the Americans came in 1898. and gave the Philippines independence in1946 after a three year (1942-1945) rule by the Japanese. Clearly this cross sets the mark of Christianity and the rule of the Spaniards started in that year.


Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines -- Magellan Cross

Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines -- Magellan Cross

Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines -- Basilica De Sto Nino -- oldest church in the Philippines

Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines -- Fort San Pedro is the fort created by Spaniards and locales against the Muslims

Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines --- bronze statue of Lapu Lapu -- a Muslim in Mactan Cebu who killed Ferdiannd Magellan in 1521

Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines -- Ferdinand Magellan shrine in Mactan Cebu

Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines -- Cebu Maoist Temple built in 1972 by Chinese community in Cebu City

Beautiful and Historic Holiday Destination : Cebu, Philippines -- Cebu Mural -- Cebu -- Heritage Monument

Cebu City -- the capital of Cebu Province

Cebu City is very accommodating place -- all the types of business pleasure is at your fingertips, malls, banks, night life, restaurants -- Chinese, Filipino and fastfoods are available everywhere at a cheaper prices. Cebu City is a well thriving city.

The accommodations and hotel are cheaper and decent.

Ayala Malls and SM Cebu Malls are just two of the many malls in the city of Cebu. Transportation to and for the province and around the city is not a problem. Taxis are everywhere.

You can go anywhere from Cebu City to different places nearby the areas where beaches and beautiful places are abound

Cebu City -- financial center in the Visayas Regions

Beaches at Cebu

Cebu City and around the whole province has many beaches and bodies of water to offer whether you are just going to lay around the beaches, surfing, skimming and just enjoy strolling around the beach area.

Accomodations, Hotels in Cebu

There Are lots of cheap accommodations in the area and you can choose a lot more cozy place if you like like Waterfront Hotel (I stayed there, reasonable price)

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    • denden mangubat profile image

      denden mangubat 

      6 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

      proud to be a cebuano.here in Liloan we have the old lighthouse.

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Incredible! Thank you for this beautiful tour!

    • Mentalist acer profile image

      Mentalist acer 

      8 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      It's not evident but my experience with the few phillipine's are highly educated and even more dedicated to their job than most people here in America:)!!

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