Basilica del Sto. Niño de Cebu
Basilican del Sto. Niño de Cebu

Cebu is the oldest city in the Philippines. You can find several historical spots around the city, not to mention the beaches and other modern scenic spots. One of the interesting spot in Cebu is the Magellan’s Cross. It is located in Magallanes Street next to Basilica Minore del Sto Nino. The street is basically named after Magellan. Magellan is the Spanish name of Magallanes. The structure is being built by the Spaniards and the Portuguese explorers at the time when they first arrived in Cebu last March 15, 1521. Accordingly, the place is formerly near the sea but as time goes by land mass is accumulated. That is why the sea presently have a significant distance from that cross. The place is very known because of its historical value. There are many tourists who took pictures both locals and foreigners. Some believe that the cross is miraculous that is why a lot of devotees would come to the place.

Basilican del Sto. Niño de Cebu
The altar of Basilican del Sto. Niño de Cebu

You will also be delighted when you visit the place because the location is in the heart of the city, aside from the fact that you can also visit the Basilica del Sto. Nino. The two tourist spots are set beside each other. It is named in English as Minor Basilica of the Holy Child. The church was built in the year 1565 by the Spanish Explorers led by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. It is the oldest church in the Philippines. So, when you visit the Magellan’s Cross, you might as well visit the Basilica del Sto. Nino.

Magellan's Cross
The Ceiling of the Magellan’s Cross has painted with people representing the Spaniards who landed last March 15, 1521
Magellan's Cross
Magellan’s Cross in Cebu, Philippines. Located exactly at the Magalles Street.

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