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10 most visited places in Cebu

There are a lot of beautiful places you can visit in Cebu but here are the top 10 most visited places in Cebu. These places are worth the visit that will surely make your travel an unforgettable one.

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Tops Lookout

Tops Lookout

The Tops lookout is one of the most beautiful places in Cebu. The Tops Lookout is about 600 meters high above Cebu City giving one a great view of anything prominent, such as bell towers of churches, high rise buildings, universities, the Mactan Bridge, new hotels and other structures that define and describe the city’s past and present. You will see the scenery of the green mountains and the sprawling city down below. At night, you can view the night lights that enliven the city. The tops lookout is located at Barangay Malubog, Busay, Cebu City, the Philippines.

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Oslob

Oslob

Watching of whale sharks in Oslob Cebu is 99% guaranteed. Whale sharks can be seen in a small barangay Tan-awan, which is 10 km away from the center town of Oslob. Whale shark watching in Cebu started last September 2011 and it became popular all over the world when the news hit in the internet last November 2011. By December 2011, local fishermen’s interact with the whale sharks by feeding them that result to flocking of tourist to the beach of Tan-awan. Large numbers of tourists began arriving in Oslob not just to see the whale sharks being fed but also to snorkel or dive with them.

Get fascinated to watch friendly creatures of the sea as you enjoy watching and swimming with the friendly whale sharks in Oslob Cebu! Come and enjoy the adventure of lifetime experience.

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Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino

Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino

The Basilica del Santo Niño or also known as the Santo Niño Basilica is a minor basilica which is home to the miraculous image of Santo Niño or Child Jesus Christ. It is also considered as the oldest Roman Catholic churches in the Philippines as it was founded by a priest named, Andres de Urdaneta in 1565, right after introducing Christianity in the country. Visiting the Basilica is a perfect way to experience the Catholic religion.

Right next to the basilica is a chapel where Magellan’s Cross is situated. The gigantic cross is an emblem of the baptism of Rajah Humabon, Queen Juana, and their proponents on April 21, 1521. This also commemorates Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage to Cebu, symbolizing peace between him and the Rajah. The chapel is located in Magallanes St., which is also named after the Spanish explorer.

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Sirao Flower Farm

Sirao Flower Farm

Sirao flower garden, also known as the "Little Amsterdam" of Cebu, is one of the most popular tourist spot in Cebu because of its beautiful and blooming Celiosa flowers. Sirao is a barangay in Busay geographically located 17 km away from the city proper.

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Miraculous Shrine of Simala in Sibonga

Miraculous Shrine of Simala in Sibonga

Simala Shrine is one of the well-known religious place in the Philippines where thousands of devotees visit the shrine every week which located on Lindogon, Sibonga, Cebu. Simala is a place for people who believes in miracles. This place has been known to be miraculous. The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist is a church in Sibonga for the Marian devotees. The church is very popular among believers not only because it is considered the home of the image of the miraculous Virgin but also because the place is truly amazing and spectacular. The Monastery is the place where the ‘Mga Monghe ni Maria’ [Monks of Mary] lives.

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Osmena Peak

Osmena Peak

Osmeña Peak is located in the Municipality of Dalaguete in the province of Cebu. The peak is approximately 1,000 meters above sea level making it the highest peak in the island of Cebu.

The peak is part of the Mantalungon mountain range, which is unique from other mountain ranges in the Philippines because of its multiple jagged hills grouped together that overlook and stretch as far as the Badian shorelines. The highest of these hills is the Osmeña Peak named in honor of the famous Osmeña clan in Cebu.

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Mactan Island

Mactan Island

An island located a few kilometres from Cebu Island in the Philippines. It is one of the major tourist islands of Cebu. It boasts a diverse collection of tourist spots and attractions. Being a coral island, Mactan offers some of the best diving, snorkeling, island hopping, jet ski, sailing and cultural activities of any island in the Philippines.

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Taoist Temple

Taoist Temple

Situated in the northern hills of Cebu in a high end residential area of Beverly Hills about 6 km north of downtown Cebu, Taoist Temple marks as the symbol of the Cebu’s prosperous ethnic Chinese population that follows Taoism. Yet the temple is open to Taoism worshipers and non-worshipers alike. Since it is a towering temple, one could see the breathtaking view of Cebu. The structural and architectural design of the temple is also well crafted. Moreover, the place is also a perfect avenue for one to reflect, pause and meditate.

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Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island beaches as most tourist say is the Cebuano version of Boracay when it comes to the wonderful display of majestic white beaches even as you approached its’ pier in Santa Fe Cebu which is located in the northern tip of Cebu. It is a wonderful place to beach bum. The vast white sand shore and clear waters seems like a paradise here on earth. The serenity and laid back atmosphere in this island is truly a wonderful experience for you to rejuvenate and reinvigorate yourself whenever you are downcast from the pressure life has to offer.

5

Fort San Pedro

Fort San Pedro

This is one of the rich historical legacy in Cebu which is located in the Pier Area of Cebu City. It is the oldest and smallest triangular-bastion fort in the country that was built in the year 1738 by Spaniards and indigenous Cebuano laborers. It served as military defense and was the focal point of Spanish settlement. It also served as a stronghold for Filipino revolutionaries. Regular fee is P 30.00, Senior Citizen is P 24.00 while students and children have the same rate of P 20.00.