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Cebu is the traveler's dream of a tropical island come true: balmy weather, pristine beaches, and luxurious resorts with all the frills of modern living. The island-province of Cebu is where the sweetest mangoes can be found and where Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan planted the Cross of Christianity in the name of Spain in 1521. Metropolitan Cebu, the country's second biggest metropolis, is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of the Visayas. Hotels, shopping malls, entertainment halls, casinos, and golf fairways are present in the metro to cater to every tourist's whim.

Taoist Temple

The temple was built by Cebu’s substantial Chinese community. The temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi. A ritual among devotees is where one prays to the gods to grant one’s wish.


  • Official Name

    Province of Cebu

  • Capital City

    Cebu City

  • Language

    Cebuano, English, Filipino

  • Population

    2.9 million

  • Climate

    Moderate Climate

  • Airport

    Mactan-Cebu International Airport

  • No of Visitors

    2.7 million

  • Currency

    Philippine Peso (PHP)

  • Industry

    Service Sector, Industrial Sector, Agriculture, Fisheries


Magellan’s Cross

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 on March 15 in 1521. This cross now housed in a chapel, just in front of the city center of Cebu City.


Fort San Pedro

Built in 1565 under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, conqueror of the Philippines, For San Pedro has served as an army garrison, a rebel stronghold, prison camp and the city zoo. These days it is retired as a peaceful, walled garden and handsomely crumbling ruin.