Things to do in Cebu City

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Things to do in Cebu City

What to do in Cebu City?

cebu cityCebu 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.

You can go to whatever beach you want.  It just depends on your budget and how far want to travel.  The budget will determine the accommodations and it ranges from very cheap prices of resort to luxurious resort location on paradise islands.

A little Cebu History

cebu city Rajah HumabonMore 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 Cebu city 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.cebulapulapu

Parian Monument – cement, steel, collage depicting the Cebu heritage built right on the original Plaza Parian in Cebu City.Parian Monument

Yap Ancestral House – One of the oldest existing structural residential houses in the Philippines located in the Parian District of Cebu City.

cebu city

Skywalk and edge Coaster of Crown Regency Hotel Fuente Osmena – Roller coaster attraction built on the tallest building in Cebu.

cebu city crown regeny coaster

Sto. Nino Cathedral – Oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.

Sto. Nino Cathedral cebu citty things to do

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.

ft san pedro cebu city

Museo Sugbo – Cebu Provincial Museum located in Cebu City.

museo sugbo cebu city                                              from totally cebu.com

Casa Rosario – house built in the mid-19th century in the historic Parian district of Cebu City.

cebu city Casa Rosario                                              tripvisor – casa rosario

Taoist Temple – 1972, the Cebu Taoist Temple

taoist temple cebu city

Tops – popular observation deck that offers romantic views of the city.

cebu city tops                                              Cebu City, Tops

Sinulog Festival

Sinulog Cebu City

Sinulog Festival 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.

source: filipino star news

Places to eat

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

10 Comments on Things to do in Cebu City

  1. Mitchell Curreri
    May 14, 2014 at 6:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Bedankt voor de leuke blog. Het was erg nuttig voor mij. Houd het delen van dergelijke ideeën in de toekomst ook. Dit was eigenlijk wat ik zocht, en ik ben blij om hier kwam! Bedankt voor het delen van dergelijke informatie met ons te

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