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Address: Cebu City, Philippines
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This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in...

This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in 1521 and claimed the Philippines for Spain.

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Prayers should be free

It's a good feeling when you come to a place where a lot had happened before. Just a tip, don't get fooled for some ladies offering you candles and prayer when you are inside... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing facts about how Magellan discovered the Philippines . Truth about the conversion of Christianity of the early settlers of the island Observance of the history of the early tribal rulers of the island

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a good feeling when you come to a place where a lot had happened before. Just a tip, don't get fooled for some ladies offering you candles and prayer when you are inside the basilica. They would charge you like around 3 dollars and have their candles back. You can't even understand their prayers. Prayers should be free. But... More 

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Rees, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive location with great history. Meet filipino life! Good place to see Cebuana sphere Must see place

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Taguig City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes, it's an important piece of history. Yes, it's worth seeing. But no, it's probably not worth raving about. Also: be prepared to have loads of vendors and kids peddle you the most useless items while snapping photos of the cross. Just smile politely, and wave them away.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is a monumental piece of history. Highly regarded by locals as sacred it draws crowds of tourists and locals alike. Beware of street kids.

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Thank lellwyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maggellans Cross is a place you should visit while in Cebu city. Maggellans Cross, Fort San Pedro (I think it's called), St. Nino there is art work that tells a story of the history of Visayas. Supposedly Maggellans original cross is inside the nice cross you see.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You just gotta have a selfie when you get to Magellan's cross. Although there were lots of photographers there willing to take your picture (for a fee of course), you can just do selfies on your own. They will also ask if you would like to light a candle or something like that (again for a fee), but I just... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The monument itself is not that interesting but there are ladies who sell candels to tourists and offer to pray for them. The way these offering is made is through dancing and chanting amazing performance.Don't miss it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in Cebu, you should have a photo here. After visiting the basilica del santo Nino, this is the next spot that you should visit.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is quite accessible. It is located near the Sto. Nino Basilica and other attractions in Cebu City. Visit, learn and take pictures.

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