The Queen City of the South, Cebu is said to be a place that is “almost like Manila,” but has its own unique charm and wonders. You will find city comfort without being far from spectacular beach resorts where you can relax or go for a swim or dive.


Magellan’s Cross signifies the baptism of the Rajah Humabon and Queen Juana to Christianity.

Sto. Nino Basilica and Museum, off Osmena Avenue, was built in 1565 and houses the country’s oldest religious relic, the Image of Holy Child Jesus or Sto. Nino.

Fort San Pedro, the smallest fort and the oldest Spanish settlement in the Philippines, has since been used as prison for Cebuano rebels during the Spanish era. Now it has been transformed into a park with a zoo and the main building now houses a museum.

There are three Lapu-Lapu Monuments in Mactan island, one stands just a lance-throw away from Magellan’s marker, and a second one has been erected at the plaza fronting Lapu Lapu City Hall and the last and the most handsome at Punta Engano. All three statues are bronze-hued and glint golden in the harsh sun.

In Metro Cebu, off Salinas Drive is the University of Southern Philippines’ Rizaliana Museum. It exhibits a substantial collection of memorabilia of national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.

At the Taoist Temple people go to light joss sticks, have their fortune read or to simply think and reflect.