The Heritage of Cebu Monument, a tableau showcasing the important events in Cebu City’s history, is one of the highlights of the town. The scenes depicted on the monument is related to the time of Spain's colonial rule over the country up to the recent beatification of Pedro Calungsod, the Cebuano martyr.
Where the Heritage of Cebu Monument stands is also a historic place in the city. Parian District was home to elite and respected Cebuano families during the Spanish period. The word "parian" originated from the word "pari-pari" which means to barter or trade.
The place is also said to be the center of trade between the locals, Chinese, and Spanish mestizos before. Other than that, it was also used for extravagant events for the wealthy Chinese merchants.
The exact place where the monument is located is also the original spot where the St. John the Baptist church was built before it was demolished in 1875 under the command of the diocese of Cebu.
The Heritage of Cebu Monument is accessible by public transport. Take the jeep with signboard ads SM and Pier Area.The jeepney will pass by the memorial. You can also ride a taxi or pedicab.
An all-year round destination, the Heritage of Cebu Monument is best visited during the dry season. It is also open daily.