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Cebu City Travel Guide  

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Cebu City is located in the central eastern part of Cebu Province, an island at the heart of the
Visayas in Southern Philippines.
Many changes occurred to Cebu City during the centuries: from a sleepy fishing village to a fledging trading port in 1521, from the first Spanish settlement named Villa del Santisimo Nombre de Jesus in 1575 to a municipality in 1901, Cebu finally became a chartered city on February 24th, 1937.
Cebu City is the first and the oldest city in the country, ante-dating Manila by 7 years, and is the cradle of Christianity in the Far East.
Today Cebu City is at the same time the main resort of the Visayas, the most densely populated island, a great commercial centre with an international harbour and the Philippine’s second city.
The Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Lapu-Lapu City, is only a twenty-minute drive away from Cebu City.

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Reviews Cebu City

Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Cebu City's most famous landmark is Magellan's Cross: planted onApril 14th, 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan himself , this wooden cross marks the spot where the first Christian Filipinos, Rajah Humabon and Queen Juana and about 400 followers ... more were baptized by Fr. Pedro Valderama. Fort San Pedro, the oldest tri-bastion fort in the country which served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. A tour inside the Casa Gorordo Museum is a real journey into a Filipino lifestyle in a particular period between 1860 to 1920. Even the Fort San Pedro National Museum is surely worth a visit. The Southwestern University Museum gives a great look of Cebuano art and lifestyle, from the prehistoric to hispanic times. Cebu City is also host to the popular Sinulog festival, held every third Sunday of January in honor of Santo Niño, the "Holy Child". The seaside in the island is really great, unforgettable and full of different places to discover and enjoy.
Joanne Balcon
Level 18     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : I dont know but Cebu City has been very harsh on me or its just me. Cebu City should be like Singapore where there is very good proportion between humans and trees. I think its a law in their country... more that there should be more trees than people. I heard that 1 person is to 20 trees is the proportion if I'm not mistaken. I love that idea. Singaporeans are really responsible.
Not to be missed Cities and municipalites , Museums , Sinulog Festival
josh dalton
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : In the Philippines you always have to be careful, just be mindful of whats around you. I have been traveling there for years and not had any issues. just do a little research about where you are heading. Avoid Davao... more all together. it is not American friendly. Just have a good time and don't act like an a typical American.
Not to be missed diving , the beaches , City of singers
jennibeth fortes
Level 17     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Just be early wherever u want to go coz traffic is such heavier u know.. and also just be thankful that u came home safe and secure; there were many pnp personel just around the corner and standby at there... more respective post that when ever u need them there always protect and serve the community heartily and no benefits of the dought....thanks to them
Anthony Kiong
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends, Solo
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Nice place for R & R Entertainment wise is very enjoyable. Cost of spending is average depending from where u come from. Places of interest depends what u looking for or what u likes. For food yes they r cheap... more n afforable. Citizens r friendly which makes ur stay plesant n makes u wanting to spend longer holidays there.
Not to be missed Entertainment at Mango Ave , the beaches , ayala center cebu
Karl Fehringer
Level 12     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 2
Overall Guide : Dirty, not organized and dangerous. No canalization, no waste recycle program, pollution of rivers and air, pollution of the sea, 95 % cannot afford to swim in the sea, no recreation area for the public, worst city after Manila, which... more is the worst among all Asian cities. No infrastructure of the city! No road program.
Not to be missed fruits , City of singers
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Nice place to stay ,plenty of foodshops and very affordale, international airport accessible from any point of the city, and seaport are very good, no more bystanders inside the pier area. More safer than 20 years ago, but needs more... more safety harness
Ricky Del Mar
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : I grow up in this city since 1960, up to the time I get married, I saw the city grow into a mega city, nice and friendly cebuanos are there, entertainment, resorts & beaches are second to none, food is... more cheap and affordable accommodation. Traffic is manageable, weekend in the beach is more fun.
Not to be missed the beaches , Countryside Tours , food
Bob Unabia
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Cebu is generally fair as a City. Cebu City Sports Complex is there for wellness and fitness conscious individuals. Malls are accessible and Night Entertainment Hubs are cool.Though when it comes to safety, what I can say is to stay... more vigilant all the time and be aware of the Non-mendicancy City Ordinance.:P
Not to be missed Museums and Amusement Parks
marionne enriquez
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends, Family
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Cebu it more laid back than Manila. The people are more friendly and they are so very hospitable. The food and entertainment here in Cebu is much more cheaper. Everything is also at reach from the airport to any other... more destination only take less than an hour not unless you will go outside metro Cebu.
Not to be missed fort san pedro , Colon Street , Bars on the hill top
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