Cebu Magellan's Cross
Magellan's Cross symbolizes Christianity as well as History in the Philippines

The Cross of Magellan (Cebu Magellan’s Cross) is a Christian Catholic cross which is a symbol of Roman Catholicism planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered directly by General Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on March 15, 1521.

Cebu Magellan's Cross
The Birth of Christianism is Started When Ferdinand Magellan Planted a Wooden Cross Inside This Place.

Ferdinand Magellan planted a wooden cross, signaling the birth of Catholicism in the Philippines. It symbolizes the Spanish colonization of the country. The Battle of Mactan was fought in the Philippines on 27 April 1521 when the warrior named Lapu-Lapu (Rajah Humabon of Cebu) overpowered and defeated Magellan.

Lapu-Lapu has many names

  • Cilapulapu
  • Si Lapulapu
  • Salip Pulaka
  • Cali Pulaco
  • Dimantag

Historical landmark

The Mark of Cebu Magellan’s Cross is a historic past occasion and holidaymaker characteristic in the area of busy Magallanes Street. This key symbolization of Island was root bounded by Navigator on April 14, 1521, when he baptized the position Christian Filipinos, RajahHumabon and Chessman Juana and some 400 multitudes into the Christian institution.

Today in Magellan’s Cross

Magellan’s Cross is marking is a favorite Voyager quality along with Fort San Pedro which is the smallest and oldest post in the Country, Acquisition of City which is a sculptural-monumental Tableau and many others. You can see a couple of stalls nearby which sells guitars, Santo Niño replicas and opposite cooperator crafted items. You can also speaker individual women commerce candles for ₱5.00 each.

If you love to visit this site but don’t have time don’t worry enjoy this 360-degrees street view around Magellan’s Cross.

You can stop by another popular destination because this place is just a 5-6 minute walk going to Plaza Independencia, Fort San Pedro, and Carbon Market. All these places are very close to each other.

Cebu Magellan’s Cross Information

Address: P Burgos Street, Cebu.
Opens Daily: 8AM–6PM

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