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Heritage of Cebu Monument
Holiday Travel Guide

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.

Top 10 Hotels Near Heritage of Cebu Monument

Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
3 out of 5
Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM156 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cebu International Convention Center, Ayala Center and Cebu Business Park. Waterfront ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,991 reviews)

"Stuff very friendly awesome place to chill and relax"…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2020

Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
Summit Galleria Cebu
Summit Galleria Cebu
3 out of 5
Robinsons Galleria Cebu, B. Benedicto St, Corner General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu
The price is RM180 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb

Located in North Reclamation Area, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Robinsons Galleria Cebu and Heritage of Cebu Monument. SM City Cebu and Cebu Metropolitan ...

4.2/5Very Good! (246 reviews)

"Close to malls but I don’t like the breakfast buffet. Not enough variation."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Summit Galleria Cebu
RedDoorz near Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
RedDoorz near Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
2.5 out of 5
Logarta Street, San Roque, Cebu
The price is RM42 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb

Located in Downtown Cebu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museo Parian, Heritage of Cebu Monument and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Magellan's Cross and ...

2.9/5 (7 reviews)

"DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL! Roaches in the bathroom and some in the room itself. I had a 2 day stay and they did not make up the room between days. My room faced the street and at 4 am a truck parked in front of the hotel with a loud exhaust was started and revved it motor for several minutes waking ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

RedDoorz near Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Heritage of Cebu Monument Hotel Deals

Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
3 out of 5
Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM156 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
Summit Galleria Cebu
Summit Galleria Cebu
3 out of 5
Robinsons Galleria Cebu, B. Benedicto St, Corner General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu
The price is RM180 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Summit Galleria Cebu
RedDoorz near Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
RedDoorz near Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
2.5 out of 5
Logarta Street, San Roque, Cebu
The price is RM42 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
RedDoorz near Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
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 RM32 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
RedDoorz @ Bonifacio St Cebu
Palm Grass Hotel
Palm Grass Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is RM103 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Palm Grass Hotel
St. Mark Hotel
St. Mark Hotel
3 out of 5
Queens Road, Redemptorist Plaza, Brgy, Camputhaw, Cebu, Cebu
St. Mark Hotel
HappyNest Hostel Cebu
HappyNest Hostel Cebu
2 out of 5
Lapu-Lapu St, Behind Toyota MJ Cuenco, Cebu, Central Visayas
HappyNest Hostel Cebu
Southpole Central Hotel
Southpole Central Hotel
3.5 out of 5
29 Junquera Street, Cebu
The price is RM68 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Southpole Central Hotel
Radisson Blu Cebu
Radisson Blu Cebu
5 out of 5
Serging Osmena Blvd; corner Juan Luna, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM350 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Radisson Blu Cebu
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.