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Best things to do in Cebu City

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“In the mall find the open top deck dining area there is a restaurant bar called the "Social" This is one of our favorite dining drinking spots.”
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Shopping Centre
“SM Mall located in Cebu City with Restaurants, Coffee shops and shopping. Travelers lounge located at the Northwing”
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Historic Site
“This cross was planted by Ferdinand Magellan on 17th of March, 1521 when he baptized the first christian Filipinos, King Humabon and Queen Juana of Cebu. This is also to signify the propagation of the Roman Catholicism in the Philippines. The original cross is covered with another wooden cross for protection, as people were chipping it away in the belief that it had miraculous healing powers. This is located just beside the Santo Nino Church.”
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Point of Interest
“It is situated on a hill overlooking the whole city of Cebu and neighbouring islands across.”
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Memorial Site
“Temple of Leah, dubbed as “Cebu’s Taj Mahal,” is a grand gesture of love from a husband to his late wife. But unlike the Taj Mahal, which is a mausoleum, Temple of Leah is a shrine holding the memory and treasures of Leah Albino-Adarna, the late wife of Teodorico Soriano Adarna. It is a must-see, to those who are curious how an act of love worth P80 million (reportedly) looks like. Located on top of the hill in barangay Busay in Cebu City, Temple of Leah is seven storeys high, and covers a land area of more than 5,000 square meters. The gate opens to a driveway that leads to the main courtyard, with granite floors and a marble fountain at the center. The structure was inspired by ancient Roman architecture complete with Doric columns made of granite. Various Grecian statues adorn the corners and different parts of the building.”
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Shopping Centre
“Hang-out and chill in this Beautiful Mall *Shopping *Movies *Restaurants *Coffee Shops * and more”
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Shopping Centre
“It may be the largest mall in Cebu. They house international popular brands (Zara, Mango, H&M, Uniqlo, Cotton-on, American Eagle, Tony Moly, The Face shop, Watsons), restaurants, fast food outlets, department store, hardware, ice-skating rink, cinema, food court, mobile shops, appliance store etc. (2018 Oct) The provide a free bus to and from the mall (pick up/ drop off at Fuente Circle) Grab App is useful if taxis are hard to come by.”
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“The “Little Paris” restaurant in Cebu City How to get there? Exact location: 271 Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City. 15-30 minutes away from Fuente Osmena Circle; 10 minutes away from Ayala Center Cebu; 1 hour away from Mactan Airport. BY JEEPNEY: Ride any jeepney going to Gorordo Ave or Lahug. Inform the driver to drop you off at “La Vie” near UP Lahug Campus. These are the jeepneys that will pass through La Vie: – 04L from SM City Cebu (near APM Mall) – 17B/D from USC Main (near Jollibee) – 04C from Colon via Ramos – 04H from Colon via Jones – 04D from Carbon via Jones BY CAR / GRAB: Just navigate via Waze or Google Maps and pin your location to “La Vie Parisienne”. Ample parking space is available.”
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“Located just adjacent to the Sirao Flower Farm. It features several “Instagrammable” spots and an infinity pool.”
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Point of Interest
“tour around inside Cebu IT Park, a Business place with more great restaurants.”
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“There’s plenty of history to be seen in Cebu City, and Fort San Pedro is one such historic location. First built as a wooden fort around 1565, the current structure is a triangular bastion fort that has been around since 1738. Nowadays, Fort San Pedro no longer houses soldiers but a museum, an open-air theater, and the Cebu office of the Department of Tourism. If you’re looking to be transported back to colonial times, Fort San Pedro is the place to go. Type: Tourist attraction Location: A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu Directions: Fort San Pedro is a 40-minute drive from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. From the airport, take Lapu-Lapu Airport Rd to M.L. Quezon National Hig”
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“Fuerte de San Pedro is a military defense structure in Cebu, was built on 1738 by the Spanish under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi(first governor of the Captaincy General of the Philippines). ”
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“This is a historical church that was built in the year 1735 during the Spanish colonization era. A pure heritage of Cebuanos. ”
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“It's located within Cebu's elite subdivision. This temple is sitting on high grounds and offers a good view of the city also. The temple is frequented by tourists taking interest to experience and see Taoist place of worship and icons.”
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Street Fair
“Great and varied food choices. This is a food market open Wednesdays to Sundays from late afternoon to about midnight. ”
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“A modern town in Cebu. Another option for late night dining. This place never sleeps. Have a lot of restaurants to choose from, and open 24 hours a day! There is also a night market called "Sugbo Mercado" every weekend from 5:00pm-1:00am. ”
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