Things to do in Cebu City

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Cebu City

Things to Do in Cebu City


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  • thomas f
    Cebu Island, Philippines155 contributions
    Upon arrival my group was cordially greeted. We decided for a guided walk through. Dilfer gave a very informative 35 minute talk the history of the house. Afterwards we enjoyed a snack at the cafe. All of us were impressed with our visit.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • ybo7000
    Zamboanga City, Philippines271 contributions
    A historically famous church in Cebu city. Its beautiful and nice, clean and safe. One of the top must see place when you visit cebu city.
    Written February 8, 2024
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  • lucsky
    Sydney, Australia367 contributions
    Lots of expensive shops. No much to rave about but to say the choice is good and it has A/C...if you are on holidays why would you visit a shopping centre
    Written August 12, 2023
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  • burghughes
    Greendale, WI1,002 contributions
    This was my fourth time here and I always enjoy it. It’s a beautiful place for an afternoon walk. Even though it was hot while we were there , there is plenty of shade to be found

    We had a volunteer tour guide for part of our visit this time. He was filled with information, but delivery was pretty boring and he spent way to long in each section, so after a while I tipped him 300 pesos and we explored on our own. Where the tour guide is really helpful is in the galleries to explain the art pieces, after that I suggest type and go on your own.
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • Hieatsreych
    Philippines301 contributions
    Visiting the Taoist Temple in Cebu was such an amazing experience. As soon as I arrived, I was immediately struck by the peaceful atmosphere and the stunning architecture.

    The prayer halls were serene, and I found myself taking a moment to reflect and connect with my spirituality. Lighting incense and making wishes felt incredibly meaningful and personal.
    Written July 7, 2023
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  • Hieatsreych
    Philippines301 contributions
    Magellan's Cross in Cebu, Philippines is a historic and symbolic landmark that holds great significance. Standing in front of the cross, I couldn't help but feel a sense of awe and reverence. It's a powerful reminder of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines and the beginnings of a rich cultural heritage.
    Written July 7, 2023
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  • Felixberto E
    Coventry, CT375 contributions
    The view is indeed breath taking, has the view of the city of Cebu. A coffee shop" Le Vie " was a good stop over on this tops road overlooks also of the city! This coffee shop appears like a french shop, with "french like" pastries, etc. The tops road is a long drive to the top, well worth it, it has excellent views.
    Written October 2, 2023
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  • Simon C
    Ashtead, UK780 contributions
    Apparently, this is the oldest Chinese house in Cebu and I was told “most is original”.

    I am sceptical, the floorboards like more like 35 years old not 350 and nails were not around in the 1670s. The owners, I mam told, stay at weekends, but hard to see quite where since their bedroom looked very unoccupied.

    One uncomfortable moment was in the garden where there is a harpist, who for a few peso, will play a little, at which three young children- aged between 4-7, dressed in traditional dress wake up (or are woken) from dozing in a nearby room and rush to perform a series of whirls and swirls. They don’t look happy and I felt this bordered on child abuse.

    The harpist told me these were his children, so does this make it ok?
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • Kurt E
    4 contributions
    One of the better museums that we have visited. Lots of artifacts and clear historical narratives. Great organization of the timeline and facts. Feels very good to be there and have a glance on what the past Cebu looks like. A must visit for history enthusiasts. I wish they had more space for more artifacts though. Overall, it was a great learning experience.
    Written May 14, 2023
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  • Marty ..
    Ballina, Australia489 contributions
    For all the twists and turns , ups and downs .. Cebu Ocean Park nicely designed , with all the different individual fish tanks of various sizes , with plenty of amazing fish to see .. plus snakes

    The entrance price is higher on weekends & public holidays .. plus children pay the same entrance price as adults
    Written January 27, 2024
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  • William O
    1 contribution
    Don’t let the entry through a warehouse fool you, this was a fascinating look into a forgotten piece of church/Philippine history.
    Written January 19, 2024
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  • RR
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates47 contributions
    Beautiful flower garden but not much accesible that we rented out a taxi just to go there as they refused to drop you. Entrance of 60 and instagrammable sceneries will not fail you.
    Written December 13, 2023
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