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Wondering Where to Go for a Philippine Historical Trip? Visit the Queen City of the South!


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Choose Philippines | Nov 03, 2016

Do you know that Cebu has always been a place of historical significance even before the Spaniards came to our country?

The first capital and oldest city of the Philippines is located in the Central Visayas region and is nestled between the islands of Negros and Bohol. Cebu City, in the province of Cebu, is the ultimate go-to for seekers of history. With its approximately 400 years of history, one would find it hard to exhaust insights from the bygone era that this place offers.

Ready your virtual walking shoes as we delve into some of Cebu City’s historical sites.

Colon St.

The oldest street in the Philippines and one of the most bustling streets in Cebu City, Colon St. was named after Christopher Columbus, a.k.a. Cristobal Colon. It was during the time of Spanish Colonization that this street was developed under the leadership of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi.

READ: 10 Reasons to Choose Cebu (Bantayan Island + Sinulog Festival + Crispy Lechon)

Magellan’s Cross

A Christian cross that is planted by the Spanish and Portuguese explored in the 1500, the Magellan’s cross is the symbol of celebration for the Roman Catholic Baptism of Rajah Humabon and Queen Juana, his wife.

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

Let your imagination take you back to (era) as this house in (place) is a place of well-preserved mementos from the past. The Yap-Sandiego Ancestral house shows us the daily life of Filipinos of the yesteryears. Light fixtures, antique furnitures and implements will definitely exude nostalgic feels right into you. 

Cebu Heritage Monument

From the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, we take you right across the street to the Cebu Heritage Monument. The sculpture is a depiction of how the city scene looked like back then when it was inhabited by the Spaniards. It was created by the Philippine National Artist Edgardo Castillo.

These are just some of the places you could go to in Cebu. If you have a place to add in the list, comment below. 

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