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Cebu : Some Points of Interest

  • JUMALON'S MUSEUM - is the home of a lepido mosaic art collection so called because of it utilizes butterfly wings as its medium. The museum is located at the residence of Professor Julian Jurnalon at Basak Elementary School side road.

  • COLON STREET - the oldest street in the Philippines named after the renowned explorer 'Cristobal Colon' a.k.a. Christopher Columbus is the heart of 'downtown' Cebu City. A glittering city by night lined with moviehouses, department stores and other establishment.

  • FUENTE OSMENA - is a fountain honoring Cebu's favorite son, the late President Sergio Osmena, Sr. . It is one of city's most famous landmarks dominating the uptown area where commercial and banking establishments have proliferated.

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS MUSEUM - with a fine collection of antique ceramicware in archeological diggings in various parts of the country. It also presents samples of flora and fauna in the country and in Cebu particularly.

  • CHAPEL OF THE LAST SUPPER - 250 year old life-size replica of the Lord Jesus with His 12 Apostles seated for the last Supper.

  • MAGELLANS MARKER - Magellan crossed the channel to Mactan in the effort to spread the faith. Before he could reach the shore he was killed in kneedeep waters by Lapulapu, the chieftain of Mactan Island, and his men in a battle of supremacy and freedom on April 27, 1521. The marker stands on that fateful battle ground in Mactan Island.

  • MOALBOAL - located 89 kms. southwest of Cebu City. It offers modestly priced cottages for rent, white sandy beaches. A popular diving area having one of the best coral formations in the country. Scuba diving facilities are available.

  • THE TOPS - Situated high on top of cool Busay Hills is an excellent sight seeing spot which offers a breathtaking view of Metro Cebu and the islands of Mactan and Olango. Cottages are available for daytime picnics and instant evening parties. Only 15 minutes ride from Cebu City's Lahug area.

  • IMAGE OF SANTO NINO DE CEBU - considered as the oldest religious relic in the Philippines and Cebu's patron, given as a baptismal gift by Magellan to Queen Juana on April 14, 1521. Today the image is enshrined at the Basilica Minions del Santo Niflo. Everyday, a constant line of devotees flies through to kiss the image and offer prayers.

  • SAN MIGUEL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX - the biggest glass factory, brewery, CocaCola and Agro Industrial Complex outside Metro Manila.

  • MACTAN EXPORT PROCESSING ZONE - is the country's largest export processing zone with companies producing goods and items exclusively for export.

  • MACTAN BEACHES - Famous worldwide for its beautiful white sand beaches and pristine clear waters, for an exceptional vacation experience. Mactan beach resorts offer superb accommodation facilities, scuba diving, wind surfing, boating and other aqua sports.


    Fort San Pedro Regional National Museum
    Plaza Independencia
    Santo Nino Basilica Museum
    Magallanes St., Cebu City Tel. No. 97668

    Cebu Archdiocesan Museum
    Mabini St., Cebu City Tel. No. 76931

    Case Gorordo Museum
    Lopez Jaena St., Cebu City
    Tel. No. 94576

    USC Main General Museum
    P. del Rosario St., Cebu City Tel. No. 72419

    Cebu State College Museum
    Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
    Tel. No. 2539611

    Southwestern University Museum
    Urgello Private Road Tel. No. 2536500

    CAP Don Sergio Memorabilia and Art Gallery
    Osmena Blvd Cebu City
    Tel. No. 2536519

    Rizal Memorial and library Museum
    Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
    Tel. Nos. 54997/2541109

    St. Theresa's College Museum
    R. Aboitiz St., Cebu City
    Tel. No. 2536337

    University of Southern Philippines Museum
    Lahug, Cebu City & Tel. No. 79015

    University of Son Carlos Biological Museum
    Talamban Cebu City Tel. No. 95023

    Jumalon Museum, Butterfly Sanctuary and Art Gallery
    Basak, Cebu City Tel. No. 91029


Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

The traditional way of eating is with the hands, especially dry dishes such as inihaw or prito. The diner will take a bite of the main dish, then eat rice pressed together with his fingers.

This practice, known as kamayan, is rarely seen in urbanized areas. However, Filipinos tend to feel the spirit of kamayan when eating amidst nature during out of town trips, beach vacations, and town fiestas.

More details at Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

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