Magellans Cross – A large wooden cross that claims to be the one planted by the famous explorer Ferdinand Magellan during his great search of the spices island, yet some believe it is nothing but a replica.
Traveling to Magellans Cross for the first time? This detailed and curated travel guide will make it easy for you to navigate your way inside, save money, and maximize your time.
How to Get to Magellans Cross
✓ OPTION 1
Entry Point is in Mactan Cebu Airport.
Ride a Mybus from Mactan Cebu to SM Cebu City. Fare is around 40 PHP ( SGD$ 1 ,US$ 0.8, € 0.7). Travel time is around 30mins to 1 hr.
Then, Ride a jeep with a route code 12I or 10M . Hop off at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Fare is around 8 PHP ( SGD$ 0.2 ,US$0.16, € 0.13). Travel time is around 10mins to 30mins (depends on the traffic).
Then, walk to Magellans Cross ( This can be found at the back of the oldest church in cebu – Santo Nino). It is a walking distance from where you hop off. Just ask the vendors on where exactly it is or just use google maps.
✓ OPTION 2
Entry Point is Pier 1 Cebu.
Use google maps. Point it to Magellans Cross and you will see that it is very near. A 5 – 10 minutes walk.
✓ OPTION 3
Taxi!!! Although it is expensive, it gives you the convenience and it is a much faster way to go to the locations (if time is not on your side).
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
What does Magellans Cross looks like?
Are food and drinks available in the area?
Before reaching Magellans Cross, a lot of vendors selling food and drinks are in the area. Known establishments are also in the area.
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How much is the Entrance fee?
Entrance fee : FREE
Opening and Closing Time?
Mostly the place is open at 8 am to 6 pm. Just check their website for the details.
No parking area inside.
When is the best time to visit the place?
Best time to visit is on weekdays to avoid crowd.
What should I wear in the Church?
You can wear anything you want.
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TIPS,NOTES AND REMINDERS
Bring extra clothes. It’s very hot.
Visit on weekdays to avoid the crowd.
Bring some packed food with you to save more. If you do not want, food and souvenir stalls are available.
Bring water so that you can’t be dehydrated.
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