Colon Street

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Find out about Cebu’s rich history and Spanish colonial roots with a trip down possibly the oldest street in the Philippines.

Colon Street is a preserved, important part of Iberian history in the country. The avenue dates back to the 16th century and was part of the initial town plans of conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi. Get a glimpse into the local culture with a trip down this traditional road.

This street is considered the traditional heart of the city. Watch a film at one of the old movie houses and dine on flavorful Philippine cuisine at a restaurant. On the eastern part of the street look for the gray Colon Obelisk. A plaque on its black base details a brief history of Cebu.

Marvel at the nearby Heritage of Cebu Monument, which comprises various metal artworks that depict attractions and scenes from the city’s history. Cross the road to reach the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, said to be the oldest residential home in the country.

Visit the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, which has a squat design and a whitewashed façade. Admire the many sculptures and depictions of religious figures that adorn the frontage and the interior.

A few blocks south is the Minor Basilica of the Holy Child and the iconic Magellan’s Cross. Continue southeast to Fort San Pedro, which overlooks the spacious Plaza Independencia and the harbor.

Hear about the history of the street, which served as one of Cebu’s main commercial districts in the 20th century, before many shops moved into larger malls. Wander down the road at night, when it is warmly lit by lanterns. Be careful of your belongings in this area, as pickpockets have been known to operate here. Note that the road takes its name from the Spanish appellation for explorer Christopher Columbus.

Colon Street is in the historic quarter, adjacent to the traditionally Chinese neighborhood of Parian in the southeastern part of the city. Take a bus or jeepney to one of the many stops along the street and around this popular sightseeing neighborhood. Taxis are relatively cheap and drivers will know the street.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Colon Street

Hotel Sogo Cebu
Hotel Sogo Cebu
2.5 out of 5
0197 Sanciangco St. Bgy. Kalubihan, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM123 per night from 5 Nov to 5 Nov
Located in Downtown Cebu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colon Street and Cebu Coliseum. University of San Carlos and Cebu Normal University are also ...
3.4/5 Good! (19 reviews)
Noise problem
"Every thing was good but the annoying thing was the loud (music) noise which was heard till dawn."

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2018

Hotel Sogo Cebu
Palm Grass Hotel
Palm Grass Hotel
3 out of 5
68 Junquera Street, Cebu, Central Visayas
The price is RM141 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Located in Downtown Cebu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colon Street and Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum. University of San Carlos and Heritage of Cebu ...
3.8/5 Good! (64 reviews)
"Excellent staff and place"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2021

Palm Grass Hotel
Hotel Fortuna
Hotel Fortuna
3.5 out of 5
Located in Downtown Cebu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colon Street and Magellan's Cross. Minor Basilica of the Holy Child and Carbon Market are also ...
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Hotel Fortuna
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Cebuview Tourist Inn
Cebuview Tourist Inn
2.5 out of 5
200 Sanciangko Street, Kalubihan, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM88 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Cebuview Tourist Inn
Hotel Sogo Cebu
Hotel Sogo Cebu
2.5 out of 5
0197 Sanciangco St. Bgy. Kalubihan, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM123 per night from 5 Nov to 5 Nov
Hotel Sogo Cebu
Palm Grass Hotel
Palm Grass Hotel
3 out of 5
68 Junquera Street, Cebu, Central Visayas
The price is RM141 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Palm Grass Hotel
Hotel Fortuna
Hotel Fortuna
3.5 out of 5
Hotel Fortuna
GV Tower Hotel
GV Tower Hotel
2 out of 5
7th Floor GV Tower Hotel, Osmena Blvd, Corner Sanciangko St, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM124 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
GV Tower Hotel
Bulacs property
Bulacs property
Bulacs property
Golden Valley Hotel
Golden Valley Hotel
2.5 out of 5
155-A Pelaez Street, Cebu, Cebu
Golden Valley Hotel
One Central Hotel
One Central Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Corner Sanciangko and Leon Kilat Street, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM125 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
One Central Hotel
St. Mark Hotel
St. Mark Hotel
3 out of 5
Queens Road, Redemptorist Plaza, Brgy, Camputhaw, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM220 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
St. Mark Hotel
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