Cebu · Philippines · Sights

Cebu: Heritage of Cebu Monument

Located on the original Plaza Parian along the historic Colon Street is
the impressive Heritage of Cebu Monument by national artist Edgardo Castrillo.

This structure depicts the significant moments in Cebu’s history beginning with that fateful fight of April 21, 1521 in the island of Mactan where Lapu-lapu killed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.

The monument also portrays as well the conversion of Rajah Humabon and his followers to Christianity, local revolution against Spanish rule, Cebuano veneration of Sto. Nino, and beatification of first Filipino saint Pedro Calungsod.

Historical structures carved into the huge monolith are the Basilica del Santo Nino, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, San Juan Bautista Parish Church, Magellan’s Cross, and a Spanish Galleon.
Also to be found in the monument are statues of the late president Sergio Osmena Sr. and Blessed Pedro Calungsod.


How to get there:
Easiest way is to grab a taxi. However, if you are feeling adventurous, grab a jeepney with a sign going to SM and tell the jeep conductor to drop you off the monument.


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