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Fuerte San Pedro/Fort San Pedro
It is described as built of stone mortar with a terreplein where guns are mounted. It contains the necessary buildings. We just rode a jeep going there as we didn’t get any tour package to tour us. It was fun, actually. Albeit, the scorching heat of the sun, then rain poured that day, still had fun strolling and walking down the streets.
Cuerpo de Guardia was the largest of these buildings where the personnel that manned the fort lived. Then, Vivienda del Teniente was the adjacent to it which was the living quarters of the lieutenant of the fort.
Malacañang sa Sugbo
Malacañang sa Sugbo is the official residence of the President of the Philippines in the Visayas. It is located in Cebu City near the Port Area and Fort San Pedro, and within walking distance from the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, Magellan’s Cross, and City Hall. It is named after the Malacañang Palace, the official residence of the President in the capital city of Manila.
Magellan’s Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on (if I’m not mistaken) March 15, 1521.
Minor Basilica of the Holy Child
Or in Cebuano, it is called Basilica Menore del Santo Niño. Was founded in the 1565 by Frays Andrés de Urdaneta, O.S.A. and Diego de Herrera, O.S.A.. It is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, which built on the spot where the image of the Santo Niño de Cebu was found during the expedition of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.
When at approximately 8am of last October 15, 2013, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook Tagbilaran, Bohol. Which caused its force felt throughout the Visayas. It caused more than 120 casualties, buildings, historical landmarks and churches got much damaged. The building was soon restored and re-opened to the public later on.
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Fourth on the list is the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. It is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu in Cebu, Philippines.
Cathedral Museum of Cebu
It is situated next to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, and not far from the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. The building was one of the few extant structures in downtown Cebu City that was totally spared from the devastation of World War II.
You will also find here some of the things and clothes that Saint Pope John Paul II used/wore during the Pastoral visit to Cebu last February 17 – 21, 1981. Know more about this historical papal visit here.
Heritage of Cebu Monument
The Heritage of Cebu Monument is situated in the original Plaza Parain at Colon St., Cebu City. A monumental sculptural tableau is the work of national artist Edgardo Castrillo. Its construction began on July 1997 and was inaugurated on Dec. 8, 2000. Which showcases the notable and figurative events in the history of Cebu from the time of Rajah Humabon to the recent beatification of Cebuano martyr Pedro Calungsod.
Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
It is one of the oldest houses in the Philippines. Built in the late 17th century, the ancestral house has remained in its original state, even though it already shows weather-beaten but unyielding structures made of molave and coral stones due to time. This was the house of Don Juan Yap and Doña Maria Florido with their 3 children: Maria, Eleuterio and Consolacion.
Ayala Center Cebu
This was taken outside the Ayala Center Cebu. And when I saw the MAC store in the mall, I almost cried. lol But looking forward to buy there when we get back. Or maybe in Manila on March. I was on a tight budget, so no buying of make ups! Boooo… hohoho
Sky Adventure Cebu @ The Crown Regency Hotel
Wow! I can’t believe we’re almost done. Haha! The last but not the least and the most exciting part of our second day in Cebu! Well, I’ve actually tried Edge Coaster and Sky Walk before when I was 18. But I was still anxious though it was the second time around for me. Felt so excited and nervous at the same time. Lois also wanted to conquer his fear of heights. So we did this activity on our 2nd day in Cebu.
Thank you so much for reading this post till the end. I congratulate you! Haha! See? I told yah. It’s a long post.
We went to 11 places in just one day, although most of them are just within walking distance with one another. Still got tired by walking and commuting the whole day. Haha. Darn! I got sunburned. 💔