There are a lot of tourist spots in Cebu for you to visit. In my previous article, I have mentioned only 2 spots, the Basilica del Sto. Nino and the Magellan’s Cross. The following also are waiting for you to visit:

Casa Gorordo
Casa Gorordo of Cebu City where the known personality of Cebu City lived.



The house was made in the mid 19th century by Alejandro Reynes Y Rosales and bought by Juan Isidro de Gorordo, a Spanish merchant in 1963. Four generations of the Gorordo family lived in this house, including Juan Gorordo, the first Filipino Bishop of Cebu, in 1910 to 1932. Acquired in 1980 by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. It was restored and later opened as public Museum. Casa Gorordo has been declared a National Historical Landmark by virtue of the National Historical Institute Board Resolution on September 1991.

Fort San Pedro
The Facade of Fort San Pedro in Cebu City

Fort San Pedro was built 1630, however, the gate of this fort was dated 1738. There are several documents that the fort was built in 1630 and they believed that the gate of the fort was built later. That explains the date of the gate as 1738. This place is named in Spanish as Fuerza de San Pedro. It was built by the Spaniards and other Filipino labourers commanded by the Spanish Conquestadores. It is located now called as Plaza Independencia near the Pier of Cebu.

Taoist Temple
Taoist Temple of Cebu

The Cebu Taoist Temple was built in 1972 located in a Chinese Community in Beverly Hills subdivision. The place is highly elevated because it was place in a hill. It is very known in Cebu because it is open not only to believers but also to non-believers. You can get inside and just observe the solemnity of the place. You can do the wishing and observe the ritual of the believers. It is the center of the Tao believers in Cebu. The temple is sometimes very busy, however, you can select routes as the temple has 3 routes for you to access from the city proper.

Statue of Lapu-lapu in Lapu-lapu, Cebu City

Lapu-lapu Shrine is located in Lapu-Lapu City of Metro Cebu. On this spot Ferdinand Magellan died on April 27, 1521. Wounded in an encounter with the soldier of Lapu-lapu, chief of Mactan Island. One of the Magellan’s Ship, The Victoria, under the command of Sebastian Elcano sailed from Cebu on May 1, 1521 and anchored at San Lucas de Barrameda, on September 5, 1522. Thus completing the first circumnavigation of the earth.

The Lapu-Lapu shrine is a 20 metres (66 ft) bronze statue in Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, erected in honor of Lapu-Lapu, a native leader who defeated Spanish soldiers led by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in the 1521 Battle of Mactan.


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