Cebu Island is a long and narrow, and is located in the Visayas region of the Philippines and is a top tourist destination with beautiful white beaches and excellent spots for scuba diving. The City of Cebu is located on the eastern side of Cebu Island, this location is also where the very first settlement for the Spanish originated, with Cebu City being the oldest city of the Philippine Islands.
Cebu City is a top tourist destination for the Philippines, this is due in part to the large influence imprinted here by the Spanish and the Roman Catholic Church. One of famous Cebu attractions is Magellan's Cross, which is located in a small stone chapel, and it's said that Ferdinand Magellan himself placed it here when he arrived in 1521.
Just a small distance from Magellans Cross you will find the very beautiful Basilica Minore del Santo Nino Church, that in 1965 was made a Bisilica, during the 400 year celebration of Christianity being in the Philippines. This church was the very first to be established here in the Philippine Islands, and was built from hewn stones, and has on display one of the country's oldest relics, a small statue of Santo Nino de Cebu.
When you are vacationing in Cebu be sure to take the Cebu City Tour, this is a really great way to see the city and experience the local culture, you will see many really fascinating attractions and you will meet the very friendly Cebuano people, who are known for the warm personalities and kindness.
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- Cebu City Day Tour
- Matan Island Tour
- Twin City Tour
- Beach Tour