Cebu is recognized for its wide variety of heritage sites. Being among the first few Spanish settlements and known as the ‘Queen City of the South’, the city now serves as one a primary trading port for prominent industries in the region.
For many tourists, the perfect blend of industrial vibes as well as the urban city life is what makes Cebu special. Majority of people seeking a well balanced mixture of heritage, culture and modern technology come down here every year.
If you are planning to come down, you will surely love to explore some of the following historical landmarks.
If you are into historical relics, check out a statue of Child Jesus from 1521 in the Basilica del Santo Niño houses.
Magellan’s Cross sends you back in time when the renowned explorer Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in to Cebu’s soil to mark converting the locals to Christianity.
The Casa Gorordo lets you have a glimpse of how life was like Cebu during the early Spanish era. Fort San Pedro still remains to be one of the smallest Spanish outposts in the Philippines.
Even if you are not much of a fan of history, Cebu still has a lot to offer. You can head down to Head to Tops, which is a well known observation deck and offers breathtaking views of the city. At the same time, there are plenty of malls like SM City and Ayala Center.
While taking up all these activities, you are bound to get hungry. Don’t forget to head down to CNT Lechon and Zubuchon for the best roast pig in town.
If you are looking forward to something sophisticated, you will enjoy Shangri-La Mactan’sTides and Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Cafe Marco. Exceptional Japanese cuisine is also available at Nonki and Italian is available at Café Orchidia.
A visit to Cebu isn’t simply complete until you get a feel of the nightlife. There are plenty of spots at Crossroads and in IT Park. In addition to all these, you simply can’t miss out on the scenic Blu Bar & Grill which is recognized as one of Asia’s best bars.
Also don’t forget to be a part of the Sinulog Festival, which takes place every third Sunday of January and celebrates the child Jesus.
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