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.
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
- Si Lapulapu
- Salip Pulaka
- Cali Pulaco
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 rootbound by Navigator in 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 and Fort San Pedro.
Cebu Magellan’s Cross Information
Address: P Burgos Street, Cebu.
Opens Daily: 8AM–6PM