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Heritage of Cebu Monument, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
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The Heritage of Cebu Monument

Heritage of Cebu Monument

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.


How to get there

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.


Best time to visit:

An all-year round destination, the Heritage of Cebu Monument is best visited during the dry season. It is also open daily.

Frequently asked questions

What are the features of The Heritage of Cebu Monument?

The Heritage of Cebu is an illustration and representation of sculptures made of brass, bronze, concrete, and steel. It was built by the national multi-awarded artist Eduardo Castrillo. The construction of the monument, funded by the late senator Marcelo Fernan along with some donations, started in July 1997. Three years later, on December 8, 2000, the monument was finished and introduced to the public.

What are the events depicted in the monument?

The events depicted in the monument are the baptism of Rajah Humabon and his people, a Roman Catholic Mass, Santo Nino procession, and the Battle of Mactan between Lapu-Lapu and Ferdinand Magellan.

Are there any other artifacts or statues within the vicinity of The Heritage of Cebu Monument?

Yes, there are statues of the late Blessed Pedro Calungsod and President Sergio Osmena Sr. The monument also displays The Saint John the Baptist Church, Basilica del Sto. Nino, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, Magellan's Cross, and Spanish Galleon.

What are some of the nearby attractions within the vicinity of The Heritage of Cebu Monument?

Across the monument is the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, considered as one of the oldest residential houses in the country. The house is constructed out of coral stones and wood. Built in the late 17th century by Chinese merchants, the place houses ancient and present-time artworks, religious images, antique pieces, Cebuano-made native furniture, and others. Minutes away from the residential structure is Colon Street, which is known as the oldest street in the Philippines.

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