Cebu City Tourist Spots – Cebu City Tour DIY Guide
Most of the Cebu City tourist spots can be visited in one day (even half-day, depending on your pacing).
Cebu City, also known as the Queen City of the South, has a lot of nice places to offer a junket. It is a place with great history, stunning architecture, and affordable, savory food hubs. Spending a day in Cebu City can already hand over an impressive impression of the place, its rich culture, and civilization. It has a lot of places to offer that will cater to people of various interests.
Provided below are some of the Cebu tourist spots you should not miss out when roaming around the Queen City of the South.
CEBU CITY TOURIST SPOTS
Taoist Temple — Operating hours: 9:00AM to 5:00PM daily / Entrance fee: None
This beautiful piece of multi-tiered architecture with intricate designs can be found inside the Beverly Hills. It was built by the Chinese community in 1972. Taking pictures inside the prayer room is not allowed.
SanDiego Ancestral Home — Operating hours: 9:00AM to 6:00PM daily / Entrance fee:₱50
This property inside the Plaza Independencia is one of the oldest houses in the
Philippines with the effortless power to transport you back to the glorious past of the Parian District. This home of the late Don
Juan Yap and Donya Maria Florido dates back in the late 17th century. –
Fort San Pedro or Fuerte de San Pedro –– Operating hours: 7:00AM to 7:00PM daily / Entrance fee: ₱20
This Cebu City tourist spot is a military defense structure built by the Spanish under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, who made Cebu the capital of the Spanish East Indies in 1565 before being transferred to Manila in 1571.
Magellan Cross — Operating hours: Magellan’s Cross is outside the Basilica, so it can be visited anytime of the day.
A Christian cross situated in a chapel next to the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, Basilica Minore del Santo
Niño. which was planted by the Portuguese and Spanish explorers as per order of Ferdinand Magellan who arrived in Cebu City on March 15, 1521.
Museo Sugbo aka Carcel de Cebu — Operating hours: 9:00AM to 6:00PM daily — Entrance fee: ₱30 per head / ₱10 per student
This place once served as the provincial jail of Cebu. It has long been transformed into a provincial museum displaying impressive finds and artifacts of yesteryears. If you visit this place, look for the Well of Wisdom, Love, and Good Fortune, a wishing well near the National Museum Galleries. –
Sirao Flower Garden — Operating hours: 9:00AM to 5:00PM daily / Entrance fee: ₱100 per head
This “Mini Amsterdam” is one of the side trips for Cebu City Tour. It is popular for the beautiful flower gardens of various colours and sizes lined-up in large and spacious fields.
Temple of Leah — Operating hours: 9:00AM to 5:00PM daily / Entrance fee:₱75 per head
This is also known as the “Taj Mahal of Cebu”. This shrine holds the memory and treasures of Leah Albino-Adarna, the
late wife of Teodorico Soriano Adarna. The place is elegant; unfortunately, it’s
Tops Lookout — Operating hours: 7:00AM to 12:00MN daily / Entrance fee: ₱100 per head
Agreat place to unwind as it offers the best vantage point of the city. There is no better place to cap your day tour in Cebu than at the Top of Cebu Restaurant.
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CEBU CITY TOUR TRAVEL TIPS
- Wear comfortable clothing but stay away from shorts and sleeveless if you plan to visit Taoist Temple as these are not allowed.
- All of the places featured above are accessible either by private cars or public transportation. Taking public transportation is fine but can be more expensive if you plan to visit all the sites. Throw in all the hassle you have to go through and you’ll realize commuting is not a smart option afterall. If you plan to visit all places listed here, we suggest that you rent a car. Joining group tours being offered by travel agencies is also a better and much cheaper option but do not expect to cover everything we featured in this article.
- Please note that rates indicated may varies for foreigners.
- There are other more things to do in Cebu such as climbing the beautifully jagged Osmena Peak, Swimming with the Whale Sharks in Oslob, Visiting Tumalog and Kawasan Falls, etc! Check this link to learn more about what to see and where to go in Cebu!
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