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Magellan’s Cross

 Magellan’s Cross

This historical structure is located near the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino along Magallanes Street which is also where the Cebu City Hall can be found.

The cross not only has historical significance to Cebuanos but to the entire Philippines. If you grew up in Cebu I’m sure you have heard of Yoyoy Villame’s song entitled Magellan over the radio. The song starts like this…”On March 16, 1521, when Philippines was discovered by Magellan, they were sailing day and night across the big ocean…” (You can watch the YouTube video of this song). The song basically narrates the history of the discovery of the Philippines by explorer Ferdinand Magellan (Fernando Magallanes) and how he came to Cebu.  Read more

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