Cebu is emerging as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. This jewel has come into the limelight lately and features on the bucket list of globe-trotters all over the world. But what is it so in Cebu that people are rushing over to it for their relaxed annual vacations? Here’s the list of stunning places to visit in cebu which will explain why Cebu is gaining popularity:
Whichever destination we head to, we’re always on a lookout for a place where we can indulge in cheap thrills. And when it comes to Cebu, Carbon Market in the main city of Cebu is one shopping hotspot! You will find anything and everything here – and it doesn’t stop at that –you get fantastic deals here which will especially appeal to the shopaholics out there! And there are no time restrictions here either – the Carbon market is open 24/7 throughout the year, even when the rest of the malls and supermarkets are on strike!
Basilica Minore del Santo Nino de Cebu
This statue of Baby Jesus is one of the most revered in the entire province if Cebu. Head in here to say a silent prayer and for a few moments of peace. Not only that, but you will also have the opportunity to admire this work of art which is just marvellous. It was a baptismal gift by the famed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan to the then Queen Juana and King Humabon, who also happen to be the first locals to be baptised here. It’s an unmissable place in, and as a tourist, you must head here for a quick tour.
Fort San Pedro
A military defence establishment dating back to the 17th century, the Fort San Pedro is known for its stunning architecture. It has a unique triangular shape which is impressive. San Pedro is one of the oldest forts in Cebu and also chips in as the smallest fort here. Although most of it is intact, including the 14 cannons used for defence way back then, the fort is now a leisure park that is frequented by tourists.
Temple of Leah
The Taj Mahal of Cebu, the Temple of Leah too, is a symbol of eternal, undying love. It was built by Teodorico Soriano Adarna who splurged a massive amount of money to build this temple, which is home to the treasures and memorabilia of his beloved wife, Leah Albino Adarna. Although located in Cebu, the architecture of the entire temple is thoroughly inspired by the Greek style – giving it an aesthetic look overall.