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Magellan's Marker

6015 Punta Engaño Rd, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu, Philippines

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About Magellan's Marker

Magellan Marker was constructed to mark the spot where Ferdinand Magellan died. He was a great explorer who spread Christianity in Cebu and was killed in the Mactan Island in an effort to spread the faith.  Spanish Governor-General Francisco Alcala approved the plan to construct the monument to commemorate the life of the Portuguese “discoverer” of the Philippines- Ferdinand Magellan. According to historians the original monument was a monument-cum-lighthouse.


Attractions near Magellan's Marker

Marcelo Fernan Bridge5.76km from Magellan's Marker

The Marcelo Fernan Bridge is a marvel of engineering that stretches across the busy Mactan Channel separating large Cebu Island from its smaller neighbor of Mactan Island. It is a cable-stayed bridge with a total length of 3,900 feet. Gaze up at the pairs of imposing columns that sprout from the bottom of this impressive architectural feat. The bridge is one of the widest and longest bridge spans in the Philippines.

Mactan5.78km from Magellan's Marker

Mactan Island in Cebu is a tourist destination you shouldn’t miss out on. From natural attractions, culinary adventures, handcrafted treasures, to historical spots; Mactan has a lot to offer for travelers.  It is separated from Cebu by the Mactan Channel and connected to the province mainland by the Marcelo Fernan Bridge and the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge.  it is a paradise for tourists and is also a convenient place to spend some leisure time.

Olango Island6.61km from Magellan's Marker

Olango Island is in Lapu Lapu Province, just offshore from  Mactan Island and Lapu-Lapu city. It is known mainly for its wildlife sanctuary but also has some fine beaches and dive sites. The Olango Island Group includes Olango and six smaller islands nearby. The main town and main port is Santa Rosa on the west coast.  Much of the terrain is mangrove swamp, home to large numbers of birds and also

Osmeña Bridge6.62km from Magellan's Marker

The Mactan–Mandaue Bridge, officially the Sergio Osmeña Bridge, is a truss bridge that connects Mandaue City with Lapu-Lapu City in Metro Cebu, Philippines. It is one of two bridges that spans across the Mactan Channel, the other being the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, and connects the islands of Cebu and Mactan.

Cebu Provincial Museum11.9km from Magellan's Marker

Museo Sugbo is located in the former Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, the provincial jail of Cebu. It is now the Cebu Provincial Museum.  Cebu MuseumThe Museo was designed by Domingo de Escondrillas in 1869. It was originally proposed to be the main prison for the Visayan District because of its somewhat considerable size when it was constructed. The construction started in 1871. It was believed that the coral blocks from the demolished Parian Church were used to build parts

Lapulapu Monument12.01km from Magellan's Marker

The Lapu-Lapu Shrine is a 20-meter bronze statue located in the Mactan Shrine park in Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Cebu. The statue was erected to honor Rajah Lapu-Lapu, the native chieftain of Mactan Island who defeated Ferdinand Magellan during the historic Battle of Mactan in 1521. The Lapu-Lapu Shrine is inside a plaza commonly known as the Magellan Shrine park that commemorates the events of the Battle of Mactan. Thousands of foreign and local tourists visit the park every year.

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Cebu is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines with Metro Cebu being the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines