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Cebu Heritage Monument

Cebu Heritage Monument Tours and Tickets

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Conceptualized by local award-winning sculptor Eduardo Castillo and unveiled in 2000, Cebu Heritage Monument is a brass, bronze, and steel monolith that showcases the country’s history in giant form. Telling a story of colonization and occupation, visit the monument to learn about the Philippines’ centuries-long struggle for freedom.

Dominating the heart of the monument is the sculpture of the Spanish galleon ship that carried explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew to 16th-century Cebu. Magellan’s arrival marked the beginning of the colonization of the Philippines, though on the night of April 21, 1521, local chieftain Lapu-Lapu ended up killing him in the Battle of Mactan, and Cebu Heritage Monument depicts this event too.

From Spanish sailboats to men preparing for battle, Cebu Heritage Monument is hyper masculine, though there are touches of color, with the red, white, and blue of the Philippine flag splashed across one corner of the monument.

Based in Plaza Parian in front of the Chapel of San Juan Bautista, the Philippines’ religious history is also carved into this monument. See the the conversion of Rajah Humabon — one of the first indigenous converts to Roman Catholicism — to Christianity. Spot a statue of the blessed Saint Pedro Calungsod, a giant cross, a representation of Cebu City’s first Mass, and depictions of Cebu City’s Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, and San Juan Bautista Parish Church.

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Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu, Philippines
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Private Cebu & Lapu-Lapu City Tour with Uphill Spots & Lunch at House of Lechon

Private Cebu & Lapu-Lapu City Tour with Uphill Spots & Lunch at House of Lechon

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IF you are looking for the best experience when exploring the scenic and historical setting of Cebu, then you are looking at the right tour package. This is unique from any tour since we almost covered everything with this package and you will be able to visit all of the historic sites in both Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City. Don't hesitate to book. This is a hassle free tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.59
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$63.59
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Cebu City Tour

Cebu City Tour

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CEBU CITY TOUR Package Details: 10, 000 Roses Cafe, Sirao Flower Garden, Temple of Leah, Cebu Heritage Monument, Larsian BBQ, Sto Nino Church, Fort San Pedro, Magellans Cross. Inclusion: Driver/Guide -Venue Fee, Entrance Fee, Parking Fee, Private Air Conditioned, Car/Suv/Van Venue For Pick-up or Drop Off at SM City Mall
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.16
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$246.16

Cebu City Tour with Fort San Pedro and Hotel Transport

Cebu City Tour with Fort San Pedro and Hotel Transport

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Tick off Cebu’s sights with ease on a half-day city tour by air-conditioned coach—a convenient way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. In a small group limited to 10, you’ll visit the colonial Fort San Pedro, the Cebu Heritage Monument, and Colon Street. For added convenience, hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.72
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$48.72
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Cebu Simala & Historical Tour

Cebu Simala & Historical Tour

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Cebu one of the World’s Best Islands is proud of it’s rich in historical & cultural heritage. A private tour to a must see attractions & historical sites in the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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Cebu Historical & Cultural City Tour

Cebu Historical & Cultural City Tour

Cebu is famous for it's historical & cultural heritage.  It is the oldest city in the Philippines.  A must see attractions are it's old fortress, gardens, churches & Chinese temples.  A shopping time to it's famous local store & biggest malls.  An experience to it's local market & a mango factory store outlet.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls

Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls

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This package is unique since you will be visiting 4 famous tourist sites in the South of Cebu in just one day. To mention, these are the whale sharks interaction, the Tumalog falls in Oslob, the Sumilon Island tour, and the Kawasan falls. It is also a hassle free tour since this is a guided tour and we can pick up from any hotel in Cebu or Mactan and we can drop you off back to your hotel right after the tour. Worry no more this is the best package for you.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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Bohol Day Tour with Round-Trip Transfers from Cebu

Bohol Day Tour with Round-Trip Transfers from Cebu

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The Chocolate Hills are one of the most recognisable sights in the Philippines. Discover the natural attractions with ease during a stress-free day trip from Cebu, which includes lunch at a floating restaurant and air-conditioned transfers between landmarks. Ideal for first-time visitors and nature lovers, this excursion eliminates the hassle of car hire and allows you to relax from start to finish.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.08
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$123.08

Cebu Day Tour - Large Group Tour

Cebu Day Tour - Large Group Tour

Cebu Twin City Tour is unique because it offers ALL-INN. That means you can enjoy your tour with more inclusions added in the activity. We offers famous tourist spots in Cebu Philippines. INCLUSIONS:  Welcome Tarp  Buffet Lunch  Cebu 1 Day Twin City Tour  FREE entrance fees  Fully Air conditioned Vehicle with Driver 8 hrs used  DOT accredited Tour Guide ITINERARY: 9:00 am – Ideal pick up time in Resort or Tagbilaran Sea/Airport. START OF CEBU TWIN CITY TOUR (in any order) Sto. Nino Basilica Church and Museum , Yap San Diego Old House , Magellan's Cross , Provincial Capitol (pass by), Taoist temple/ Chinese Temple, Cebu Heritage Park , Pasalubong Center, Fort San Pedro, Mactan Shrine , Guitar factor 4:00 pm – End of Tour. Drop off Cebu anywhere in Cebu City/Mactan Island
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  • 1 to 8 hours
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$763.92
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$763.92
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Visayas 4 Islands: Cebu, Bohol, Panglao and Balicasag

Visayas 4 Islands: Cebu, Bohol, Panglao and Balicasag

On this 10-day tour visiting 5 islands of the Visayas region, you can enjoy seeing the most significant of the island of Cebu, sites such as the Minor Basilica of the Holy Child, The Fort of San Pedro, Museums with historical relics, etc. .. On the island of Bohol, you will see the Tarsier, considered the smallest monkey in the world, you will visit a greenhouse with a large variety of butterflies, you can observe the famous Chocolate Hills from the top of a mountain, and you will feel an explorer cruising with Buffet included by the Loboc River. On the island of Panglao you will rest on the paradisiacal beaches of Alona beach, White beach or Dumaluan beach. And visit and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Hinagdanan cave.
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,556.56
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$1,556.56

3 Nights Cebu Free and Easy

3 Nights Cebu Free and Easy

Enjoy your stay at Cebu with a tour of Mactan and Cebu Twin City tour. Explore more about Cebu City.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$322.00
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$322.00
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Cebu Simala & Historical Journeys

Cebu Simala & Historical Journeys

A must see historical & cultural landmarks of Cebu. A private tour with professional guide assisting all our travellers. A comprehensive tour package in the city visiting instagram worthy places.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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$133.34

Cebu Twin City Tour (whole Day)

Cebu Twin City Tour (whole Day)

Explore the attractions of Cebu and Mactan on an exciting tour! • MACTAN SHRINE • LAPU-LAPU SHRINE/ LIBERTY SHRINE • ALEGRE GUITAR FACTORY • TAOIST TEMPLE • HERITAGE OF CEBU MONUMENT • YAP-SAN DIEGO ANCESTRAL HOUSE • MAGELLAN'S CROSS • BASILICA MINORE DEL STO. NINO running tour: • Colon Street, Fuente Osmena Circle, Capitol Site
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.68
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$100.68
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Cebu City and Mactan Tour - Private

Cebu City and Mactan Tour - Private

Touring around Cebu City and Mactan made easy and inexpensive. Enjoy the city's historic, religious and cultural site and savor a delightful lunch buffet. In Cebu City, visit famous like the Philippine Taoist Temple, Heritage of Cebu Monument, Magellan's Cross, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, and Heritage of Cebu Monument. Mactan Island is a metropolis that has retained a rustic charm which boasts of a diverse collection of tourist spots and attractions. Get to know its rich history with a visit to the Magellan's Shrine and Monument of Lapu-Lapu, a bronze statue erected in remembrance of the first Philippine hero who defeated Spanish soldiers in 1521. Take a tour of the Alegre Guitar Factory and see why Cebu is world famous for its fine handcrafted guitars made by exceptional craftsmen.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.00
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$73.00
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Cebu City Tour - Private

Cebu City Tour - Private

Enjoy the city’s historic, religious and cultural site. In Cebu City, visit famous like the Philippine Taoist Temple, Heritage of Cebu Monument, Mallegan's Cross, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, and Heritage of Cebu Monument.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.13
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$45.13
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cebu Heritage Monument can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Cebu Heritage Monument 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cebu Heritage Monument costs USD 45.13. Guided Cebu Heritage Monument tours start around USD 45.13 per person.
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