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Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese, and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines in April 1521.
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Magellan’s Cross holds a very big part of the history of Cebu. It is believed to be a Christian cross planted by the Portuguese and Spanish explorers headed by Ferdinand Magellan. It was planted upon their arrival in Cebu on March 15, 1521. That day also marked the birth of Christianity in the land…
It is believed to be the very spot where Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan planted a wooden Christian cross on March 15, 1521. Putting up the cross and baptizing the natives signified the birth and propagation of Christianity in the Philippines.
A cultural site, here stands the famous cross (replica) that the explorer Ferdinand Magellan brought in 1521.
Roam around the downtown streets of Cebu and find the Magellan's cross beside the oldest church of Cebu, the Basilica of Santo Niño.