Cebu is is the second capital of the Philippines which is also called as the Queen City of the south. The city is surrounded with the nearby beautiful islands for diving & snorkeling off the shore of white sand beaches.
More than 300 years ago, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan came to introduce Christianity to Rajah Humabon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajah_Humabon), the leader of Cebu City . Magellan made a cross as a symbol of their friendship that now became one of the tourist spot in Cebu. Today, this is a popular tourist spot in Cebu City known as Magellan’s Cross .
Magellan’s Cross is not the only place to visit in Cebu.
Other places to visit are the following:
Lapu-Lapu Shrine – Statue of the warrior Datu Lapu-Lapu, a native leader who defeated Spanish soldiers.
Parian Monument – cement, steel, collage depicting the Cebu heritage built right on the original Plaza Parian in Cebu City.
Yap Ancestral House – One of the oldest existing structural residential houses in the Philippines located in the Parian District of Cebu City.
Skywalk and edge Coaster of Crown Regency Hotel Fuente Osmena – Roller coaster attraction built on the tallest building in Cebu.
Sto. Nino Cathedral – Oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.
Fort San Pedro – Military fort built by Spanish and indigenous Cebuano labourers under the command of Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in the 18th Century.
Museo Sugbo – Cebu Provincial Museum located in Cebu City.
The most Interesting to see in Cebu City is the Sinulog Festival that happens only once a year every third Sunday of January, where cebuanos and participants from different provinces joins for the contest of dances with colorful glittered costumes. This dance contest celebration started for the worship of people for Senior Sto Nino the son of God.
If you are curious to try Filipino food, here is the list of restaurants with delicious variety of food:
Golden Courie – located at lahug and in ayala mall
Abuhan Restaurant– located at IT park and ramos St.
Mr. A – located on top of the mountain . overview of cebu city while eating
AA’s Barbecue – located beside the plaza independencia and Mabolo
Joe’s Chicken – for tasty chicken barbecue with cheap price
Jerry’s Grill – ayala and sm mall
Mang Inasal – Colon, E-mall, Sm mall, Grand mall Lapu-Lapu, La Nueva Lapu-Lapu, Gaisano Mactan & Gaisano Tabunok
Lantaw Restaurant – located at Cordova Cebu City, seaview restaurant
Sutukil Restaurant– located in Opon and Mactan Area
American food and other type of cuisines are available around the city.
This is just a small list of things to do while visiting the Queen City of the South. Each of these things offer rich culture for very little money and in many cases free. If you are not Filipino you may catch a lot of stares from the locals however you will find most people their are ok and even accustom to different faces. Types of Transportation:
1. Jeepneys – P 8.00
2. KMK buses – route is Sm – Talisay City /vice versa- fare is P 20.00
3. Cabs -meter starts at P 40.00, average fare around the city is less than P 100.00