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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Magellan's Cross in Cebu City

We didn't miss the chance to visit other places in Cebu City like the old Magellan's Cross. It was a 485 year old cross actually. According to history, 500 years ago, Ferdinand Magellan planted a huge cross in Sugbu which is now Cebu. Magellan's intention was for the Baptism of Island Chief Rajah Humabon into a Roman Catholic religion.



Magellan's Cross is located in Cebu City Hall and just along Magallanes Street. The street name "Magallanes" was derived from a Spanish translation of Magellan.

The original Magellan's Cross was encased in a wood cross displayed on the center top of the chapel. They do it that way to protect the cross from people who wants to chipped some part of it believing it has a miraculous and healing power.



How To Get There

Magellan’s Cross is located at Magallanes Street, just right in front of the old Cebu City Hall building. You can get a taxi cab and tell the driver to drop you at Magellan Cross.

What we did was took a PUJ. We do that usually in order to familiarize the place and it's route. Along Magallanes Street, you can find Cebu guitar vendors, shell crafts and woodcraft displays - best for souvenirs.



A Note About Taxi Cab in Cebu: Just be extra careful as many Cebu taxi drivers are not really trusted. If they sensed that you are a tourist, they might stroll you somewhere before heading to your real target place as they want to make you pay higher.

Original post can be found at http://themarkofanexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/06/485-year-old-magellans-cross-in-cebu.html

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