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Business Center and Local Market Area of Cebu

Colon is the old business district here in Cebu. Its also an area where you can buy stuff at bulk discounted/wholesale price. But be careful when you're in the area especially... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Colon is the old business district here in Cebu. Its also an area where you can buy stuff at bulk discounted/wholesale price. But be careful when you're in the area especially tourist. Like any local market area, there are unscrupulous locals who will take advantage of tourist and increase their prices so its best to bring a local with you.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Colon Street is the oldest street in the Philippines. But sdaly Cebuanos (people from Cebu) have not given this area any significant respect except for a token marker and a very small park or should I say a gated monument. Your tourist guide will have many things to say about this street but you will find little to no connection... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest street ever in the Philippines, though it looks more classy and neat on the old times.

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Thank JRhecel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the busiest streets in Cebu City. everything you need is within the area.. schools, wet market, department stores, small electronic shops, beauty salons, cafeteria, etcetera! It is also walking distance to Basilica del Sto. Nino. BUT always be cautious with your valuables because pick-pocketers roam around this street also.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest street in the Philippines although it certainly does not look as it did when first laid out. Today it is heavy traffic and though it used to be a main street in Cebu City today it is relegated to more of a side street.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dont bovver! Take a body guard or wear armour. Do not flash cash etc. Be on your guard. Old downtown Cebu. Not for the faint hearted. Try Ayala Centre for 21st century normality.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked the length of this street on way back to hotel. It's just your typical Asian market/shopping street. Old and run down but fairly characterful, lots of shopping covering all needs for locals and tourists. A surprising lack of street food vendors compared to Thailand or Vietnam, mostly just cold drinks and fruit. Fairly crowded but safe enough. The vendors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the busiest part of Cebu. You can buy different items for a very low price and there are times that night markets are held here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

.. this street was a nice way to see the local town. It's interesting and vibrant and a good place to grab a bite to eat. Go!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is suppose to be the oldest street in the country. In Cebu, is also used to be the hub of commerce though the place is still dotted with a beehive of activity. You can see much of the history anymore . Theres no interesting things to see in this area sad to say.

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