13 attractions you should visit in Cebu City - With photos & details

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Top 13 attractions to explore in Cebu City

It is the regional center of Central Visayas and is the seat of government for the province of Cebu. The city is a significant center of commerce, trade, and education in the Visayas.

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de CebuPilgrim’s Center, Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
Churches

The Church of the Infant is located near the Magellan's Cross and was rebuilt in 1740. It has been more than 200 years old and is the old Roman Catholic church in the Philippines. There is a statue of a young Jesus in a room in the Church of the Infant. It is said that Magellan gave the Queen of Cebu in 1521, and many locals will line up to pray.

Carbon Market59 M. C. Briones St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
Street Markets

The Carbon Market in Cebu City's largest public market. It is named after a nearby area where coal used to be stored.  The Market is a lively and colorful place, a veritable rabbit warren of little stalls with canopies.  There you will find a huge variety of Cebu's agriculture and produce on sale. it is one of the main attractions in this area.

Cebu City Sports CenterCebu Hallmark Hotel, 179R R.R Landon Street, Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
Iconic Buildings

A huge sports complex which was located in the heart of Cebu and it is also renown for so many programmes and it is one of the landmarks in the town.

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral6000 Mabini St, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Churches

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral is a wide religious structure of Spanish colonial design. Built between the 17th and 20th centuries, it is among the most important emblems of Catholicism in the Philippines. Inspect the statues of religious figures that decorate the square outside the church.

Cebu Provincial CapitolCebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
Iconic Buildings

The Cebu Provincial Capitol building can be considered as one of the iconic buildings in the City of Cebu. It is one of the oldest structures of its kind in the whole archipelago and drew its inspiration from the US Capitol building. It stands at the starting point of kilometer zero and Osmeña Boulevard. It is located 1 kilometer away from the Fuente Osmeña Circle, another structural icon in the city.

Cebu Provincial Museum731 M. J. Cuenco Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
Museums

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

Cebu Taoist TempleCebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Chinese Temples

The Taoist Temple which is located in Beverly Hills, is one of the highlights of Cebu. The temple is beautiful with lots of carved dragons and colours and it has great views of Cebu being so high up a mountain. The taoist which is built on a hillside has a towering multi-tiered attraction. Because the temple is open to both worshipers and non-worshipers, it has now become a tourist attraction in Cebu.

Fort San PedroA. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
Forts

The Fort San Pedro is a military defence structure in Cebu. It was built by the Spaniards under the command of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first governor of Captaincy General of the Philippines. The original fort built right after the arrival of Legaspi and his expedition was made of wood. It was then replaced in the 17th century with a stone fort to repel Muslim raiders. Today’s fort was built in 1738. It is the oldest triangular bastion fort in the country. It served as the embryo of the very

Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary And Art GalleryJ.N, Jumalon St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
Man-made Structures- Other
Bird Sanctuaries

Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary is located in the city of Cebu in the Philippines. It consists of more than 50 species of butterflies that are cultured and protected in natural environments. The premises also have an art gallery and a museum that showcase the works of Jumalon, who established the sanctuary. It is worth visiting if you love spotting some colorful butterflies. it was one of the renowned places in this area.

Krus ni MagellanP. Burgos St, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Churches

Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross made by Portuguese and Spanish explorers on 15 March 1521 as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines. As you can see, the cross is being housed in a chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino , also popular site on Magallanes Street. The reason why the magellan krus is put in house is not only to protect the Cross from rain or the hot tropical sun, but also from fanatics who chipped away pieces believing it has miraculou

MactanMactan, Philippines
Islands

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.

Marcelo Fernan BridgeMarcelo Fernan Bridge, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
Bridges

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.

Mount Kan-irag/Sirao PeakSirao, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks
National Parks

The Kan-irag Nature Park is a watershed and nature park in the uplands of Cebu City, Philippines that opened in the mid-2000s. It was once a bald mountain, but due to reforestation with native trees, the area became a functioning watershed. It is home to about 27 native bird species, such as the emerald dove, Asian glossy starling, the collared kingfisher, the black-naped oriole, and the olive-backed sunbird. The park's size is 71 hectares

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