Plaza Independencia: Plaza de Cebu

An Oasis of Tranquility and History in the Heart of Cebu

Inside Plaza Independencia
Friendly and Nonviolent Inside Plaza Independencia

Plaza Independencia sits strategically between Fort San Pedro and Casa del Gobierno de Visayas, close to the downtown Cebu pier area. You’ll easily spot this tourist destination as the road from Plaza seamlessly connects to SRP when traveling to SRP (South Road Properties).

Plaza Independencia
Welcome to Plaza Independencia

The plaza is a popular hangout for many local Cebuanos and tourists living in the city. During my frequent visits, I’ve noticed that Plaza Independencia is a favorite among Korean tourists. This spot tends to get quite busy on weekends, especially on Sundays. It boasts excellent accessibility, being just a 5-minute stroll from the Sto. Niño Cathedral Churches and a 5-10 minute walk from the Cross of Magellan.

Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
This historic monument inside Plaza Independencia commemorates Miguel Lopez de Legazpi’s memory.

An obelisk dedicated to the memory of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first Spanish governor-general of the Philippines, can also be seen in the area.

Reason to visit Plaza Independencia

  • Relax and Enjoy
  • Family Picnic
  • Hangout
  • Religion Debate
  • Zomba Dance
  • People Dating

If you’ve visited this place, you’ll notice that Plaza Independencia resembles Fuente Osmeña Circle with its lush garden, trees, plants, and flowers, surrounded by vibrant green grass. It’s an ideal spot for relaxation. What’s more, there’s a children’s playground within Plaza Independencia, offering free enjoyment for kids and families. The park is open daily from 4 PM onwards.

If you haven’t been here, enjoy this 360-degree view from Plaza Independencia. This Plaza is Free for anybody and always will be.

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