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Discover The Amazing Cebu City

Cebu City is the hub of a metropolitan region often referred to as Metro Cebu. This includes the urban centers of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Talisay and Naga.

The city has an estimated 2 million population. Statistically, Cebu has a total population of 798,809 based on the 2007 Philippine census.

Cebu city is hail as the second most profound metropolitan hub known to be the most senescent city in the Philippines. Located on the eastern boundary of Cebu Island, the city becomes a primary domestic shipping embrasure, and is residence to more than 80 percent of the domestic shipping institutions in the country.

Historically, Cebu is the first Spanish colony in the Philippines. The city also ranked as second with the largest number of international flights in the whole Philippines. The city is widely known as the most important hub of trade and commerce and industry in both Visayas and Mindanao regions.

The History that Launched Numbers of Landmarks

The city is one of the historical places in the country. It has been the center for commerce with its heathen and Muslim people before the Spaniard colonization in the 16th century. Portuguese adventurer Ferdinand Magellan set foot in Cebu on April 7, 1521. Rajah Humabon, the native leader of Cebu gladly accommodated him and his troops. This opened the venue for the baptism of about 700 native island-dwellers including Rajah Humabon and his wife.

The city is very rich with its historical culture with Magellan's Cross as its famous landmark. This landmark is now displayed in a chapel which was built by the explorer Ferdinand Magellan himself. It is in Cebu City where you can find the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino or the Church of the Holy Child, the first founded church in Cebu and the Santo Nino de Cebu that is the country's most ancient relic.

What You Should Not Miss in Cebu City

Sinulog Festival depicts the people's religious way of celebrating the island's cultural festivities and is held every third Sunday of January to pay tribute to the island's patron saint - the Santo Nino. Sinulog means the dance practice of pre-Hispanic native origin. Drums beat to give life to the dance steps of the participants that involve taking two steps forward and a single step backward.

Apart from the Sinulog festival, Cebu also celebrates the Santacruzan where you can get to witness a colorful parade of personalities and celebrities in Filipiniana-inspired gowns by famous Cebu gowns specialists. This festivity emerged from the devotion of Catholics to Mary and held in May. Cebu City also celebrates the Flower and Mango Festivals where you can taste the juicy and sweet Cebu mango from the hilly land farms. Amaze your sight with various flowers from roses to carnations and it is when you will be able to cut flowers in full bloom.

Cebu offers wide choices of top rated hotels that will provide you with all the amenities and the comfort that every guest is looking for. You can choose from Marriot Cebu City, the Parklane International Hotel, Crowne Garden Hotel, Hotel Fortuna, Malapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort, Diplomat Hotel, NS Royal Pensione, and Rajah Park Hotel are just some of the best hotels found in the metropolis that offer unforgettable experience and superb services.

What to See in Cebu

The city also has its breathtaking attractions such as the Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary, which can be a refuge for anyone who wants to take a break from their busy lives. It also has the Banyan Tree Spa, Fort San Pedro, Santo Nino Basilica, and the Casino Filipino that provides a wide range of amusements.

Casa Gorordo Museum serves as the main source of discovering the history of Cebu. The Cebu Country Club, the Magellan's Cross, Guadalupe Cave and Rizaliana Museum are just some of its top rated attractions.

Cebu City is full of historical accounts with specks of wonderful attractions that will allow you to enjoy a very informative venture with fun and amusement activities to undertake while visiting the amazing Cebu City.

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