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Cebu | City Walking Tour: A Shooting Spree!

Magellan's Cross
If you have read my previous post, you would know that for the first time last March, I finally visited Cebu City. It was just a short visit, a side trip from our Bohol family vacationBut we were still able to squeeze in a few hours for a walking tour. I couldn't say for sure that I could bring back my family here again, might as well have a look around and see some of the city's famous landmarks. :)

So after a few minutes of rest in the hotel (after a tiring trip from Bohol), we went out to do our walking tour. It's literally a walking tour; from our hotel in Colon street, we walk our way to Basilica del Sto. Nino to the nearby Plaza Independencia and finally, to Fort San Pedro. And why did we do that? Simply because I thought it's near, blame my phone for that! :P (Before we left the hotel, I checked my phone for directions. I thought it would be easier to follow directions from my phone's map than asking the locals. The downside - places look closer (just several blocks away) if viewed in the map when actually, they are far apart!) Though it's still within walking distance, it's kinda far if you're tired and you've just been from a long trip.

Anyway, here are some of the photos I took during our walking tour. Warning: walking tour  photo shooting spree  photo overload post. ;P

First stop: Basilica del Sto. Niño

Basilica del Sto. Niño
inside Basilica del Sto. Niño 
Basilica del Sto. Niño, Cebu City
Next stop: Magellan's Cross

Magellan's Cross
Magellan's Cross
Cebu City Hall
Public Office is a Public Trust
Next: Plaza Independencia

Plaza Independencia
Malacañang of the South
Malacañan sa Sugbo
Plaza Independencia
Last stop: Fort San Pedro

Fort San Pedro is a triangular structure originally made up of wooden palisade. It was built in 1565 to provide security to the members of the Spanish expedition encamped in the shores of Cebu led by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. In 1835, it was rebuilt into its present form, a triangular structure of stone and mortar to protect the Spanish settlement from pirates. In the early 1900s, it served as part of the military garrison established by American military authorities. Presently, it has been converted into a national shrine and is now managed by the city government of Cebu. (source: displayed photos and signages inside Fort San Pedro)

Fort San Pedro, Cebu City
Fort San Pedro, Cebu City
Cebu Central Post Office
Cebu Central Post Office - view from Fort of San Pedro
Fort San Pedro, Cebu City
one of the canons in Fort San Pedro
view from Fort San Pedro
400 years of Order of Augustinian Recollects
~ oo00oo ~

The sites (landmarks) mentioned here are all walking distance from each other. If your visit here (Cebu City) is very limited (in terms of time), you may still enjoy your stay by exploring this City's famous landmarks and by shuttering, to your heart's content. I did, though my photos say otherwise. Thanks for visiting here peeps! :)

5 comments:

  1. I was born is Cebu, I haven't been around the province much. I would always head straight to Bantayan Island where our family is. You should visit the island soon. I have some photos of it my blog too. Glad you featured Cebu :))

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  2. Wow! Thanks for sharing the pictures. At least nakarating na ako kahit sa tingin lang.
    Ganda dyan sa Cebu no... one day, punta din ako dyan:)

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  3. love your photos. you gave justice to cebu. ♥ i hate how i love to travel but can't take decent photos. :P

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  4. Wow Cebu!
    Marami pa akong hindi napuntahan sa Cebu kasi Sinulog time nung nandun ako - wala kang mapuntahan sa sobrang traffic!

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  5. Been there at talagang maganda nga naman ang cebu!
    tama lakad lakad lng marami ka ng makikitang magaganda historic places, ang ayaw ko lng diyan sis ang daming sasakyan parang manila ang peg, well nasanay lang siguro ako dito sa probinsiya namin na dipa masyadong crowd ang kalsada.
    nways i am not catholic pero nagandahan ako sa structure ng simbahan nila:)

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