Cebu

Yap-Sandiego ancestral house

Yap san diegoancestral house

The Yap-Sandiego ancestral house was built in the late 17th century by Chinese merchant Don Juan Yap and his wife Maria Florido. The house was constructed from wood and has a coral stone foundation which is being glued together using egg whites. It’s roof is made from clay while the wooden parts are made with molave.

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Casa Gorordo Museum

This two-storey house was built around 1850 by Alejendro Reynes in the wealthy Parian district of Cebu and later bought by Spanish merchant Juan Isidro De Gorordo. The house stayed four generations in the family and included the first Philippine bishop of Cebu - Juan Bautista Perfecto Gorordo between 1910 en 1932. The house is one of the few buildings in Cebu that survived heavy bombing campaigns in the second world war.

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Climate Cebu

January is the coolest month in Cebu and from there, the temperatures increase until May - the hottest month. Night time temperatures follow the same pattern. See the table below for more average temperatures.

Minimum and Maximum temperature Cebu

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Things to see Cebu

Magellan's Cross

Magellan’s Cross next to the Basilica del Santo Nino is an important historic landmark. It is housed in a circular chapel right in the heart of the Magellan street.

Magellan's cross

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Shopping Cebu

Shopping in Cebu has never been better with a wide variety of shopping places like malls, specialty shops and traditional markets where you can purchase local goodies. With a shopping mall in almost every city in the Philippines, SM City Cebu is currently the largest shopping mall in Cebu.

SM Mall Cebu

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Local transport Cebu

Locally referred to as the Queen City of the South, Cebu is a fast-paced, highly populated and urbanized city just like Manila. It has one of the busiest airports on the country and the gateway to Visayas and therefore also requires a variety of local transportation for one to get around and enjoy the city. Getting around Cebu is very easy especially with the wide availability of taxicabs, jeepneys, buses and tricycles. 

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Getting there Cebu

By air

The Cebu Mactan International airport is located on Mactan Island and is served by a number of international and domestic airlines.

Gate Cebu Airport

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Eating & Drinking Cebu

Cebu City has numerous restaurants that would definitely satisfy your gastronomical cravings. Although some of the best restaurants are gathered in the big malls like Ayala Center and SM City Cebu, there are still a lot of restaurants whether it be fine dining or budget that isa scattered throughout the city.

Terraces Cebu Ayala Mall

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Highlights Cebu

Cebu Mactan

A colonial history stretching back over 4 centuries has left behind distinctive landmarks and buildings in the city. The most notable are Fort Sant Pedro, The Santo Nino Basilica and Magellan's cross.All of them are within the city limits and can be easily visited in one day.

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