More on Cebu City…

I was doing a back-up of my picture folders the other day, and saw these Cebu pics that I haven’t shared with you yet.   You really could tour the city in one whole day!

Here are more of the places that we went to see in Cebu City:

Magellan’s Cross.  

Sto. Nino Church or Basilica Minore del Santo Nino  (just beside Magellan’s Cross).  This is where you will find the Sto. Nino image given by Ferdinand Magellan to Queen Juana of Spain.

Heritage of Cebu Monument (you will see this on your way to the Yap-San Diego Ancestral Home).   This is a gigantic monument depicting the significant moments in Cebu’s history.

Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge.  You will pass by this bridge coming from Cebu City on the way to Mactan.

Shangri-La Mactan.  I’d love to go back here for more R&R time.   It’s a hotel with a luxurious resort inside.  Just look at this oasis inside the hotel.

The very spacious lobby.

Magellan’s Shrine (also in Mactan).

Of course, Lapu-Lapu could not be far behind.  His shrine/monument is located just a few meters away from Magellan’s.

Lastly, a trip to Cebu City will not be complete without taking a stroll at The Walk, which is an establishment that houses the best of Cebu’s restaurants. Definitely a “must” place to visit for foodies out there!

When there, do treat yourself with a hearty but very affordable dinner at Casa Verde:

Our favorites:  Brian’s Ribs, Tingting’s Tavern Shrimps and Southwest Pasta!

Then cap the night with this sinful hot brownie cup with vanilla ice cream that spells only chocolate goodness – only at La Marea Pastry Shop & Lavazza Cafe:

Can I just say I am totally nuts over this warm brownie cup?  It’s so good!

If you want more chocolate, go for La Marea’s triple chocolate brownie cup (P115).   But to me, the classic warm brownie cup (P95) is still the best.

La Marea is located just at the back of Casa Verde, so you cannot miss that!

That and their cute chairs too!

What a long travelogue, huh!

That ends my series of posts about our trip to Cebu last month.  I wouldn’t mind going back to this island province again and again for its delectable food, heritage tourism, natural attractions, and well-preserved capitol parks amidst modern structures.     Till next time, Cebu!

 

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