GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Colon Street is an historical area in downtown Cebu City, that is often called the oldest and the shortest national road in the Philippines. It is the center of a dense and compact area in downtown Cebu City that was once the heart of Cebu City's shopping and business activity, with fashionable shops, restaurants and movie theaters.

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BASILICA MINORE DEL SANTO NINO

The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebú, commonly known as the Santo Niño Basilica, is a minor basilica in Cebu City, founded in the 1565 by Frays Andrés de Urdaneta and Diego de Herrera. It is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, and was built on the spot where the image of the Santo Niño de Cebú was found during the expedition of Miguel López de Legazpi.

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FORT SAN PEDRO

Fuerte de San Pedro is a military defense structure in Cebu, built by the Spanish colons under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, first governor of the Captaincy General of the Philippines.

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HERITAGE OF CEBU MONUMENT

The Heritage of Cebu Monument is a tableau of sculptures made of concrete, bronze, brass and steel showing scenes related to the history of Cebu.

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METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL

The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral (a.k.a. Metropolitan Cathedral and Parish of Saint Vitalis and of the Guardian Angels) is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu.

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PLAZA INDIPENDENCIA

Plaza Independencia is the most historically-significant plaza in Cebu. Its age-old acacia trees are witness to the many phases and stories of Cebu’s history. An obelisk dedicated to the memory of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first Spanish governor-general of the Philippines, is planted at the very heart of the plaza.

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YAP-SANDIEGO ANCESTRAL HOUSE

The Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House is a 17th century residence, featuring historical paintings and hand-carved furniture.

BASILICA MINORE DEL SANTO NINO

Philippines-Cebu-City-Historical-Center-Basilica-Minore-del-Santo-Nino-19 COVER

The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebú, commonly known as the Santo Niño Basilica, is a minor basilica in Cebu City, founded in the 1565 by Frays Andrés de Urdaneta and Diego de Herrera. It is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, and was built on the spot where the image of the Santo Niño de Cebú was found during the expedition of Miguel López de Legazpi.

FORT SAN PEDRO

Philippines-Cebu-City-Historical-Center-Basilica-Minore-del-Santo-Nino-19 COVER

Fuerte de San Pedro is a military defense structure in Cebu, built by the Spanish colons under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, first governor of the Captaincy General of the Philippines.

HERITAGE OF CEBU MONUMENT

Philippines-Cebu-City-Historical-Center-Heritage-of-Cebu-monument-45 COVER

The Heritage of Cebu Monument is a tableau of sculptures made of concrete, bronze, brass and steel showing scenes related to the history of Cebu.

METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL

Philippines-Cebu-Island-Cebu-City-Historical-Center-Metropolitan-Cathedral-16321 COVER

The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral (a.k.a. Metropolitan Cathedral and Parish of Saint Vitalis and of the Guardian Angels) is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu.

PLAZA INDIPENDENCIA

Philippines-Cebu-Island-Cebu-City-Historical-Center-Homeless-in-Cebu-16296 COVER

Plaza Independencia is the most historically-significant plaza in Cebu. Its age-old acacia trees are witness to the many phases and stories of Cebu’s history. An obelisk dedicated to the memory of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first Spanish governor-general of the Philippines, is planted at the very heart of the plaza.

YAP-SANDIEGO ANCESTRAL HOUSE

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The Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House is a 17th century residence, featuring historical paintings and hand-carved furniture.

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