Here are the top 7 tourist attractions to see in Cebu City:

1. Magellan's Cross

4.5 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Cebu City

This is a spot where Magellan baptised the Filipino Christians.

2. Basilica of Santo Nino

4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Cebu City

Situated in Osmeña Blvd in Cebu City, Basilica del Santo Nino (Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebú) is the oldest church in the Philippines that was built in 1565 by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. Also known as Santo Nino Basilica, the original church was built in hard wood, nipa and mud. Unfortunately, the structure was destroyed by fire twice and this is only the third one. The highlight of the church is the age old statuette of Child Jesus that was found here several hundred years ago by a soldier named Juan de Camuz. It was later presented to the chief consort of Rajah Humabon by Ferdinand Magellan. This same statue is still preserved here.

3. Sogod

4.2 /5

50 km
from city center
3 out of 7
places to visit in Cebu City

This isn't a historical sight or a place of ancient culture, but is just a location where you would love to visit.

4. Lapu Lapu's Monument

3.8 /5

14 km
from city center
4 out of 7
places to visit in Cebu City

This is a monument which has been built keeping in the memory of the revolutionary named Lapu Lapu who prevented people from taking control over Philippines.

5. Tops Lookout

6 km
from city center
5 out of 7
places to visit in Cebu City

Tops Lookout is a very stunning vantage point in Cebu City which boasts of enchanting views of the sprawling Cebu township below and the city skyline. Considered to be a respite from the chaos and hustle bustle of city life, the mountain is situated at a height of 600 metres and is a popular picnic spot in the region. Covered in clouds and misty environment, you can enjoy views of the coast of Bohol and communes of Mandaue and Mactan Island. Besides, most tourists visit here to watch the mesmerising sunsets when the sky is covered in orange blue hues that merge with the clear blue skyline.

6. Cebu Taoist Temple

2 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Cebu City

Located in the Beverly Hills suburbs of Cebu City, Cebu Taoist Temple is a Chinese temple that is situated at an elevation of 110 m above sea level, and boasts of gorgeous panorama of the city skyline and blue waters. Built in 1972, the multi- tiered and multi coloured temple is decorated with dragon sculptures, and is also a popular attraction in the Philippines that can be reached through three different routes.

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7. Ayala Center Cebu

2 km
from city center
7 out of 7
places to visit in Cebu City

Situated inside the Cebu Business Park in Cebu City in the Philippines, Ayala Centre Cebu is one of the largest shopping malls in the country. Opened in 1994, the mall is situated outside Metro Manila and is thronged by around 85000 people on a daily basis which extends to over 135000 on the weekends. Considered to be one of the very best in the area, the mall offers retail, dining, recreation and entertainment options all under one roof. Besides, it is surrounded by greenery all around and has a landscaped park where you can relax and unwind.

FAQs on Cebu City

What are the top hotels in Cebu city?

There are 1112 Hotels in Cebu city which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Cebu city are cebu condominium, KC 1-Bedroom 2 at Horizon 101 Cebu, KC STUDIO 8 at Horizon 101 Cebu, JSB Lakeview Residences C-flat, Avida Towers Riala, The Padgett Place - 2 Bedroom Comfy Suite unit C. You can see all the hotels in Cebu city here

What are the top sightseeing places in Cebu city?

The top sightseeing places in Cebu city are Magellan's Cross, Basilica of Santo Nino, Sogod, Lapu Lapu's Monument, Tops Lookout, Cebu Taoist Temple.

How can I commute within Cebu city?

You can move around the city in the similar way as the local people do. They ride on colourful Jeepneys however there routes aren't mentioned anywhere, hence you would have to find it on your own. If you donêt want to travel in these colourful vehicles then you always have the option of travelling through buses which normally cover or move between the north and south regions. The last option to consider is definitely cab or taxi which would be the best option to consider if time is what you want to save.
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