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Magellan's Cross, Cebu City

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Housed in a small octagonal chapel in downtown Cebu, Magellan's Cross stands under a ceiling depicting images of the Portuguese adventurer’s arrival to the Philippines and his blood pact with Rajah Humabon. Believed to be the cross planted by the Portuguese and the Spaniards on Magellan’s orders, after the first ever mass conducted in the Philippines by fleet chaplain Pedro Valderrama in 1521, the original cross is encased by a second cross, made from tindalo wood. The chapel sits close to a basilica, and also to the place where an important image of Jesus was reportedly discovered in the mid-16th century. Our Cebu City day trip planning site makes visiting Magellan's Cross and other Cebu City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Magellan's cross is a landmark of Cebu City, and one of the must see sights, of course. It's situated in a lively central area, but during the afternoon visit, it was never really crowded. No no...  more »
  • The Cebu City Historical & Religious ( Catholic ) Magellan’s Cross has on recently reopened since the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions...  more »
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