Colon Street is a historic street located in downtown Cebu City in the Philippines. It is the shortest and the oldest national road in the country, which is named after the famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. It is famous for the historic buildings and heritage monuments.
The street was constructed in 1565 during the Spanish rule and was the centre for business, shopping and entertainment in Cebu with plenty of famous movie halls, shopping centres and restaurants. Today, it is a part of the heritage of the city and tourists visiting Cebu can walk along the street to take a look at some ancient buildings. At the ends of the road, one can find the details of the historical importance of Colon street inscribed.