Magellan's Cross Tours

Magellan's Cross Tours

Discover Magellan's Cross, one of Cebu’s most iconic landmarks. Learn about its history and admire its distinctive features when you visit the city.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Magellan's Cross located?

Magellan's Cross is located in P. Burgos St., Cebu City, Cebu. It is 13.4 kilometers away from Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB), about 25 minutes away.

When was Magellan's Cross built?

Magellan's Cross was planted by explorers ordered by Ferdinand Magellan when he arrived in Cebu in 1521.

How do I get to Magellan's Cross?

The best way to go to Magellan’s Cross is to ride a taxi if you’re coming from Mactan or other areas. There’s also a jeepney going to the Basilica/ City Hall that will pass by Magellan’s Cross. Just let them know you’re planning to visit this specific landmark.

What are the best Magellan's Cross tours in the Philippines?

Most Magellan's Cross tours are combined with other Cebu tours like Simala Shrine, Temple of Leah, Taoist Temple, Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino, Yap-San Diego Ancestral House, Fuente Osmena Circle, and many more.

When is the best time to visit Magellan's Cross?

You can visit Magellan's Cross anytime as it’s not a season-dependent tourist landmark. If you want, you can include this to your Visita Iglesia itinerary during the Holy Week.

Are there Magellan's Cross tours during rainy or bad weather?

Magellan's Cross is an indoor tourist spot so it’s open to visitors every day, regardless of the weather.

What should I wear on a Magellan's Cross tour?

It’s highly recommended to wear comfortable clothes that are appropriate for cultural visits.