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A Day Tour in Cebu City

Cebu is an island in the Philippines located in the Central Visayas and surrounded by around 167 islets. But besides the beautiful islets, you can find on the island, the history and heritage are also rich here. We suggest you hire a car for an efficient day in covering the destinations in this Cebu city tours.

Here are the destinations you can go in the Cebu City:

Taoist Temple

The temple is a religious shrine and located at within the fancy Beverly Hills. Non-Taoist guest is allowed to enter the place but it’s not allowed to take any photos of their saints and altar. The view is stunning from the temple, you can see the huge Waterfront Hotel.

For San Pedro

If you’re looking for older parts of Cebu, you can go to Fort San Pedro. The fort is the oldest bastion in the country and it looks like a smaller version of Paco Park in Manila.

Magellan’s Cross

The Magellan’s Cross is the famous landmark where the Ferdinand Magellan the famous colonizer, planted the Christian cross. This cross signifies the important event about the propagation of the Catholic Church in Cebu. The original cross is now encased with Tindalo wood and put inside the small chapel called “kiosk.”  The Magellan’s cross located along Magallanes Street which is named in honor of Magellan.

Basilica Del Santo Niño

The church is considered to be the oldest religious structure in the entire Philippines which houses the image of Child Jesus and popularly known as the Santo Niño. It was built in the exact place where the image of the Holy Child Jesus found by Spanish Explorers in 1565. The image of Child Jesus is the baptismal symbol given to Raja Humabon and Queen Juana by Magellan in 1521. The church is located just right across Magellan’s Cross and its distance is just a few steps away.

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

One of the oldest ancestral house in Cebu, it was built between 1675 and 1700. The house was originally owned by a Chinese merchant named Don Juan Yap and his wife, Doña Maria Florido.