Sunday, February 22, 2015

my Top 10 Tourist spot within the City of Cebu ( must visit )

1.     The capitol building of Cebu city

Declared a National Historical Landmark, the Cebu Provincial Capitol is known as one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the Philippines.
 it was built in 1937  The historic structure sustained damages during World War II but was immediately rehabilitated after.
It was designed by the late famous Filipino architect Juan Marcos Arellano, who was also the man behind structures like Manila’s Metropolitan Theater, the National Museum of the Philippines and the Manila Central Post Office Building.
The Cebu Provincial Capitol building has a U shape with three levels at the main building, capped by a dome and flanked by two-level wings. Tall columns rise from each end of the façade – the left one carrying a male statue while the right one carries a female statue, both dressed in Roman costumes.

How to get there:

----from colon area ride a jeep going capitol ( signage capitol ) fare php7

2.     The Magellan cross

Ferdinand Magellan was the first European to come to the Philippines in 1521.  When he and his crews landed on Cebu island, a native chief, Rajah Humabon, met and befriended him. Rajah Humabon, his wife and hundreds of his native warriors agreed to accept Christianity and were consequently baptized. Magellan planted a cross to signify this important event about the propagation of the Roman Catholic faith in what is now Cebu, in central Philippines. The original cross is reputedly encased in another wooden cross for protection, as people started chipping it away in the belief that it had miraculous healing powers. This prompted the government officials to encase it in tindalo wood and secured it inside a small chapel called "kiosk." Some say, however, that the original cross was actually destroyed. The Magellan cross displayed here is said to be a replica of such cross. It is housed in a small chapel located in front of the present city hall of Cebu, along Magallanes Street (named in honor of Magellan).

How to get there:

 from the down town area of colon, malalakad muna going to Magellan cross. Or ride a jeep ( signage sto.nino )

3.     Basilica minore del  santo Nino de cebu

The Santo Niño de Cebú (Spanish: Holy Child of Cebu/Batang Banal ng Cebu in Filipino) is a Roman Catholic title of Jesus Christ associated with a religious vested statue of the infant Child Jesus venerated by many Filipino Catholics who believe it to be miraculous. It is the oldest religious Christian image in the Philippines, and was originally given in 1521 as a baptismal gift by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan via Antonio Pigafetta, who physically handed it to Lady Humamay, the chief consort of Rajah Humabon, along with a statue of Our Lady of Remedies of Cebu (Virgen de los Remedios de Cebu) and the bust of the Ecce Homo (the suffering Christ when he was presented by Pilate to the crowd).

Note: here in sto nino a lot of old lady ( young at heart ) carrying candle asking para “padagkot, pasalamat kay to.nino”….( candle price php5/pc. to php10/pc.)

How to get there:

 from colon area, malalakad muna going to sto.nino.or ride a jeep ( signage sto.nino ) fare php7

4.     Cebu metropolitan cathedral

The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, also as The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Holy Name of Jesus and of St. Vitales (consecrated to the blessed name of Jesus and dedicated to the saint), or The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Vitales is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu in Cebu, Philippines.Cebu was established as a diocese on August 14, 1595. It was elevated as a metropolitan archdiocese on April 28, 1934 with the dioceses of Dumaguete, Maasin, Tagbilaran, andTalibon as suffragans. Before being raised as a primatial church in Cebu, the temple was the first church in the Philippines dedicated to St. Vitales and built near the fort in April of 1565 by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Fray Andrés de Urdaneta.

How to get there:

 from colon area, pwede mo lang malakad going to cathedral or ride a jeep ( signage cathedral ) fare php7 

5.     Fort san perdo

Fuerte de San Pedro is a military defence structure, built by Spanish and indigenous Cebuano labourers under the command of Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi and the Spanish Government in Cebu. It is located in the area now called Plaza Indepedencia, in the pier area of the city. The smallest, oldest triangular bastion fort in the country was built in 1738 to repel Muslim raiders. In turn, it served as a stronghold for Filipino revolutionaries near the end of the 19th century. This served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
The fort is triangular in shape, with two sides facing the sea and the third side fronting the land. The two sides facing the sea were defended with artillery and the front with a strong palisade made of wood. The three bastions were named La Concepción (SW); Ignacio de Loyola (SE), and San Miguel (NE). It has a total inside area of 2,025 square metres (21,800 sq ft). The walls are 6.1 metres high by 2.4 metres thick (20 feet high by 8 feet thick), and the towers are 9.1 metres (30 ft) high from the ground level. The circumference is 380 metres (1,248 ft). The sides are of unequal lengths and the one fronting the city is where one may find entry into the fort. Fourteen cannons were mounted in their emplacements most of which are still there today. Work first started in 1565 with Miguel Lopéz de Legazpi breaking ground.

How to get there:
 from colon area you can ride a jeep going to fort san pedro ( signage sa jeep SM ) just tell the driver to drop you off at fort san pedro. Fare php7

6.     The basilica del santo nino museum

The Basilica del Santo Nino Museum was first opened to the public in 1965, for the 4th centenary of the Christianization of the Philippines of which the shrine was the center of festivities. 

The museum was established by Fr. Ambrosio "Boy" Galindez, O.S.A, to store, preserve and exhibit the religious artifacts of the local Augustinian community, particularly the treasures of the Santo Nino as "the fine arts are rightly classed among the noblest activities of man's genius..(in its) highest manifestations (as) sacred art. "The museum, is therefore as stated in the church document (Sacrosanctum Concilium) a repository of "the arts (that) are directed toward expressing in some way the infinite beauty of God in works made by human hands..."

How to get there:

 at colon area pwede mo lang malakad going to sto.nino museum, its just near sto. Nino church or ride a jeep ( signage sto.nino ) fare php7

7.     Mountain view

This is the place wherein you can relax close to nature, definitely you will love this place……to know more about mountain view click my link below…..

8.     The south road propriety ( SRP )

The City of Cebu’s South Road Properties (SRP) is a whole new dimension in mixed-use development in the tropical Philippines.The SRP is located on the east coast of cosmopolitan Cebu City, capital of Cebu Province. Cebu, where the shimmer of sand, sea and sky is rivaled only by the brilliance of its illustrious history and rich culture, the intensity of its talented and hospitable people.The SRP was developed and is owned by the City of Cebu. It has a total area of 300 hectares, prime property set on reclaimed land along the city’s east coast, a stone’s throw from the central business district, the hub of trade and commerce in the central and southern Philippines.

How to get there: 

for now there is no public transport going to SRP, you can reach SRP by riding a taxi ( private cab ).

9.     The carbon public market

The Carbon Market is the oldest and largest farmer's market in Cebu City, located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines, and is a major tourist attraction.It is wheelchair accessible. It is located in downtown Cebu City, on MC Briones Street, Ermita barangay, and it can be reached by most buses or jeepneys in that area. Wares sold include clothingand kalamansi, baskets from Bohol, fish, chickens, and tripe as well as souvenirs and handicrafts.
Although there is significant crime in the downtown area around the Carbon Market, the crimes are controlled by police, the vendors, and nearby residents.

in carbon lahat nandito from fruits, vegetables, meat,chickens, fish, flowers, cloths, etc....etc.....

how to get there:
 from colon area ride a jeep ( signage carbon ) or pwede mo naman lakarin going to carbon. Fare php7

10.                        Tabo-an market

Tabo-an is one of the trade mark of cebu when it comes to dried fish, a lot of dried fish to choice from. You can catch a different kind of fresh fish here early in the morning and it’s cheaper compare to the market ( dito kasi ang bagsakan )

Note: pag.pumunta ka ditto mangangamoy kang dried fish din.

How to get there:

 from colon, just ride a jeep going to tabo-an ( signage tabo-an ) fare php7. 


Larry said...

Nice post. This is informative for tourists like me who like to discover new in cities. I've been in Cebu once and I consider it as one of the most unforgettable experiences I had. What's even good was that, me and my friends were able to rent a motorcycle at and we toured around the city. Next year we will be coming in the Philippines again, and I'll make sure to drop by to the tourist spots you've mentioned. Cheers!

Shannela Dela Cruz said...

this is very traditonal! pwede ba air bnb sa real estate Cebu maganda talaga kase ang bahay dito