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What to see in Cebu

Cebu Attractions

Tourists will encounter a number of fascinating colonial buildings and historical attractions in the country's oldest city, Cebu. The destination's list of popular sightseeing spots includes the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, which houses the oldest religious relic in the Philippines, and the old coastal Spanish fortress, Fort San Pedro. Travellers can also visit an ornate Taoist Temple and Casa Gorordo Museum: a restored 19th-century Filipino home.

Sun chaser will enjoy the region's magnificent white-sand beaches, while snorkelers and scuba divers can explore an enchanting underwater world. Mactan Island, Olango Island and Kansatik are all easily accessible from the city.

Cebu is also the gateway to a stunning part of the Philippines. Bohol Island lies to the southeast of the city and is home to the remarkable Chocolate Hills and Tarsier monkeys - one of the world's smallest primates. Travellers can venture to the small village of Oslob as well, and experience the deep joy of swimming with whale sharks.

Basilica Minore de Santo Nino

The Basilica Minore de Santo Nino (Basilica of the Holy Child) houses an icon of the infant Jesus. Distinguished as the country's oldest religious relic, it has miraculously survived fire and numerous…

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Travellers can easily reach a number of beaches and islets from the Cebu metropolitan area. Mactan Island is one of the best options. It links to Cebu City via a bridge and is home to many resorts,…

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The island province of Bohol lies southeast of Cebu and is one of the loveliest destinations in the Visayas island group. Travellers will find tremendous natural attractions, such as the world's rarest…

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Casa Gorordo Museum

The Casa Gorordo Museum was originally the home of the first Filipino Bishop of Cebu. Four generations of the Gorordo family lived in the house between 1863 and 1979. Today, the restored abode is a…

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Fort San Pedro

Located in Cebu City's wharf area, Fort San Pedro was the centre of the country's first Spanish settlement. Established in 1565, it began as a single triangular bastion, and was expanded and fortified…

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Jumalon Museum

The late lepidopterist, Professor Julian Jumalon, created this private institution, which is part museum, art gallery and miniature nature reserve. It houses his impressive butterfly collection, as…

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The Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills are Bohol Province's most famous tourist attraction, and are widely regarded as one of the top 10 things to see in the country. Nature lovers will enjoy the area's conical hills,…

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