The Cross of Magellan (Cebu Magellan’s Cross) is a Christian Catholic cross that 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 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 occasion and holidaymaker characteristic of busy Magallanes Street. This key symbolization of the 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.
Cebu Magellan’s Cross Information
Address: P Burgos Street, Cebu.
Opens Daily: 8 AM – 6 PM