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    Cebu, the fastest growing economy in the philippines.

    The BASILICA MINORE DEL SANTO NIÑO, the only basilica in the Far East, is yet another historic landmark that will never cease to amaze its visitors. It in itself is a museum, a repository of beautiful religious images, and oil paintings of Augustinian saints, martyrs, and bishops that hang in the corridors of the convent. This Basilica was the former SAN AUGUSTIN CHURCH, built upon the order of by Don Legaspi and Fray Pedro de Urdaneta. The Basilica houses the country’s oldest religious image-the Miraculous Image of the Holy Child Jesus more popularly known as “SENOR SANTO NIÑO”.
    Magellan’s Cross The most famous of all historical landmarks in Cebu City. This cross was planted in Cebu shores by Ferdinand Magellan in April 14, 1521, marking the spot where the first Catholic Christians- Rajah Humabon, Queen Juana and about 400 followers were baptized by Fr. Pedro de Valderama. Encased in hollow tindalo wood, it is now for centuries housed in a kiosk made of adobe wood and red-brick tiles. Devout Cebuano’s and visitors never fail to pause and pray, drop coins and light votive candles before the Magellan’s Cross. It has been venerated by people from all walks of life in the past four centuries.

    Forst San Pedro. The smallest and oldest tri-bastion fort in the country. Built in 1738 this served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement
    in the Philippines. It’s three
    bastions La Conception, San Ignacio de Loyola and
    San Miguel till today still stand on their corners. It has a total area of 2,025 sq. meters; the walls are 20 ft. high,
    8 ft. thick and each of the towers stands 30 ft. from the ground.
    Plaza Independencia. Cebu’s Plaza Independencia was formerly called “Plaza Libertad”. Strategically located between Fort San Pedro and the building that used to house the old Gobierno Provincial, it now becomes the most favored spot for picnics and trysts. Dominated by the obelisk of Legaspi, Plaza Independencia is Cebu’s most historically significant plaza.

    Taoist Temple. Located at Beverly Hills, Cebu City. This temple preserves the teachings of Lao-tse the 600 B.C. Chinese Philosopher. Everyday people climb its 99 steps to light joss sticks and have their fortunes read.

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