Cebu City is rich in history and culture. Here’s how to consume it the tourist way!
If you’re like me, then you’ve probably lived in Cebu City all your life. I admit that I don’t know everything about my city, but I’m confident that I’m a bit knowledgeable about the landmarks that are spread around.
Unfortunately, there are some natives out there who still hasn’t tapped on the rich history of their city, or haven’t appreciated the historical landmarks just within their reach.
We the rhythm crew wants you to get in touch with your city, tourist style! Here are the essential places you need to check out for a quick introduction to what Cebu City is.
First you need to check out the Cebu Taoist Temple. Cebu City’s Chinese community built the temple in 1972, and its colorful gate echoes the Great Wall of China, with sinuous dragons and tiered roofs. The temple, which is 300 meters atop the Beverly Hills Subdivision, provides a scenic view of a quarter of the city.
Then you must check out the Carbon Market, where vendors bring fresh produce from around the island,then visit the Basilica del Santo Niño, a catholic basilica founded in 1565. Cross the street to see Magellan’s Cross, left by Portuguese and Spanish explorers on the orders of famed navigator Ferdinand Magellan.
Then learn about Cebu’s military history at Fort San Pedro, a Spanish fortification that now contains a tranquil garden, then maybe make a final stop of the day at the Casa Gorordo Museum. Tour the historic home, which was built with Mactan coral and hardwoods, to see what life was like for the Philippines elite families in the mid 19th century.
It’s fun to be in Cebu!
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