Heritage of Cebu Monument

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Heritage of Cebu Monument featuring a statue or sculpture, religious aspects and heritage architecture

Pick out the portrayals of your favorite city sights and historical moments in this mesmerizing mixed-metal public artwork.

The Heritage of Cebu Monument is among the most visually and contextually interesting sights in the Philippines. The intricate work of art comprises various materials that depict scenes from the city’s complex history. Capture photos of this spectacular work and try to understand what it means to the local people.

Learn about the beginning of Spain’s colonial rule over the Philippines and see if you can decipher the scenes portrayed in the monument. They include the baptism of Rajah Humabon, who was king of the country at the time of the Spanish arrival.

Inspect the fascinating depiction of a Roman Catholic Mass and the 16th-century Battle of Mactan, when the Lapu-Lapu warriors defeated Spanish forces. See the arrival of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his Spanish fleet. Hire a guide to understand more details about the rich tapestry of events that led to present-day Cebu. Recognize the metal replicas of nearby attractions, such as the Minor Basilica of the Holy Child, the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and Magellan’s Cross.

The work of art stands on a traffic circle with narrow streets flanking the sides. Stroll along Colon Street, which is among the oldest roads in the city. Note the Yap-San Diego House across the street, which contains a museum and is known as one of the country’s oldest residential houses.

Learn how the structure was built over 3 years from a mixture of brass, bronze, concrete and steel. It was completed by artist Eduardo Castrillo at the end of 2000.

The Heritage of Cebu Monument is in the historic center of the city, in a zone full of fascinating attractions. A little south is the remarkable Fort San Pedro and the majestic Minor Basilica of the Holy Child. To reach the monument, get a bus or jeepney to the stop on Zulueta St. just north of the Parian Estuary.

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OYO 476 Hedda Hotel
OYO 476 Hedda Hotel
2 out of 5
0, Junquera Ext., Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM94 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Situated in Cebu, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of San Carlos and Fuente Osmena Circle. Cebu Normal University and Colon Street are also ...
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Castle Peak Hotel
Castle Peak Hotel
3 out of 5
F. Cabahug corner President Quezon St, Villa Aurora, Mabolo, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM122 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
Located in the heart of Cebu, this spa hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Carmelite Monastery and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Fuente Osmena Circle. IEC Pavillon and Cebu ...
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Cebu Fiesta Business Suites
Cebu Fiesta Business Suites
2 out of 5
127 A. BONIFACIO STREET, DAY-AS, Cebu, Central Visayas
Located in Downtown Cebu, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House and Fuente Osmena Circle. Heritage of Cebu Monument and ...
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RedDoorz @ Bonifacio St Cebu
RedDoorz @ Bonifacio St Cebu
2.5 out of 5
Cebu Fiesta, 127 A. Bonifacio St, Cor Jakosalem, Cebu
The price is RM57 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
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Castle Peak Hotel
Castle Peak Hotel
3 out of 5
F. Cabahug corner President Quezon St, Villa Aurora, Mabolo, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM122 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
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OYO 476 Hedda Hotel
OYO 476 Hedda Hotel
2 out of 5
0, Junquera Ext., Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM94 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
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Cebu Fiesta Business Suites
Cebu Fiesta Business Suites
2 out of 5
127 A. BONIFACIO STREET, DAY-AS, Cebu, Central Visayas
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One Central Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Corner Sanciangko and Leon Kilat Street, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM127 per night from 25 Sep to 25 Sep
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RedDoorz near Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
RedDoorz near Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
2.5 out of 5
Logarta Street, San Roque, Cebu
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Palm Grass Hotel
Palm Grass Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is RM143 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
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HappyNest Hostel Cebu
HappyNest Hostel Cebu
2 out of 5
Lapu-Lapu St, Behind Toyota MJ Cuenco, Cebu, Central Visayas
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Southpole Central Hotel
Southpole Central Hotel
3.5 out of 5
29 Junquera Street, Cebu
The price is RM106 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
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