5 Must-Visit Destinations in Cebu, Philippines

Cebu is the major port city in the Philippines and is a highly visited city by tourists. It is the center of commerce and trade in Visaya and is considered as a livable city in the country. For a tourist the best part is the affordable food and accommodation compared to other urbanized cities in the Philippines.

If you’re visiting Cebu for the first time, then take the experience of riding in Cebuano taxi, because the drivers are trustworthy compared to Manila counterparts.

Cebu is known for its beautiful islands, complimented with long stretched white beaches, luxury resorts, and many other amazing things that make this city worth visiting. But there are many more spots to see in Cebu. We’ll now check 5 must-visit destinations in Cebu, Philippines:

Fort San Pedro:

Also known as Fuerza de San Pedro, Fort San Pedro is a must-visit that gives the faded picture of Cebu’s rich history. Work on building this fort was started on May 8, 1565, and was undertaken by the Spanish and Cebuanos under the command of Miguel Lopex de Legazpi. You can take a tour of this fort by paying the entrance fee of P30 and check out the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.

Basilica del Santo Nino:

Walking a few meters from Fort San Pedro, you will reach Minor Basilica of Holy Child, commonly known as Santo Nino Church. This is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country and was built on the same spot where Santo Nino de Cebu which was also founded in the year 1565. For Catholic devotees, Basilica del Santo Nino stands as the “Mother and Head of all Churches in the Philippines” by the Holy See. If you’re keen on seeing the century-old church, then this is the structure you must visit.

The Heritage of Cebu Monuments:

This is the prestigious structure you’ll find in Cebu city. The Heritage of Cebu Monument is located in the original Plaza Parain in Colon Street Cebu City; the structure is the tabloid of monumental sculptures presenting important events that took place in Cebu City over the centuries. The structure was built by national artist Edgardo Castrillo and was started in July 1997 and was inaugurated on December 8, 2000.

SM City Cebu:

If you’re planning to stay a bit longer in this city and looking forward to shop and dine then SM City Cebu is your destination. Indulge in endless shopping and check out some amazing stuff available in the Philippines.

Cebu IT Park:

Cebu IT Park is not limited to information technology, but is also the home for major lifestyle and recreation destination in the city. One can check out from the great selection of restaurants, cafes, and wellness center. If you’re tired of exploring churches and monuments, then Cebu IT Park is the refreshing place. This is also the place where you can experience the nightlife of Cebu city.

To get your Cebu trip well-planned and comfortable, do make sure to book your stay way in advance to avoid high prices at the last moment. At HomeAway Cebu rentals you will be offered great accommodation at the best rest. So plan your next trip to Cebu city and experience the true culture of the Philippines.