Day 5 Half day Cebu city tour

Cebu city tour for us on Day 5.

You do not need to be a Catholic or Christian to appreciate Cebu’s heritage. Formed over thousands of years, some history from indigenous and some heritage from former Spaniard colonial period.

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We book a private half day city tour from Klook package. Our guide, Rolando (Uncle) proudly shared his city’s stories and history as we drove around.


Cebu Taoist temple
Cebu Taoist temple

There are a few icons (touristy) in Cebu, and we visited Cebu Taoist Temple in Beverly Hills. Yes, the same Beverly in California 🙂

And yes, the richest folks live in the hills, overlooking the city.

1. Cebu Taoist Temple 

Photo with the dragon at the entrance. There are pagodas big and small all around.

Can you spot our hotel in the city downtown?

*Our City tour locations are captured in the custom Google Map below. We stayed at Mandarin Plaza in Cebu downtown.

Primary reason is the good reviews, and central location. Ayala center is a short 10 min walk away (5min if you dare to dash across the road).

Our guide shared tidbits about White House and Cebu’s first bank.

2.  Magallan’s Cross

Catholics all over the world would visit the religious relics and artifacts in Cebu. Magellan’s Cross is one of the Catholic symbolic artifacts.

Photos for tourists and admiration from Catholics.

Magellan’s Cross
Magellan’s Cross

Prayers and mass is a stone throw’s away at Santo Nino Church. Built in  1565, the Church is gland and magnificent.

We heard the Sinulog Fiesta planned for 2020 will be one of the most spectacular.

3. Basilica del Santo Niño

Also known as Santo Nino Church.

Many families were out about town, praying at mass. We heard this is the oldest church in the Philippines.

Santo Nino Church
Santo Nino Church

Elegant walkway inside the Church.

This open space outside the Church is utilised during mass and on special days.

As we drove along, you will sometimes spot poor communities next to sprawling malls.

SM Mall Seaside
SM Mall Seaside

4. Fort San Pedro

Cebu city tour
Cebu city tour

Fort San Pedro was the last stop for us. This was the first Spanish settlement in Cebu and Philippines.

The roof, tiles and cannons have been preserved.

Outside the gate, Cebu is ready to welcome Christmas.

Our guide Rolando and driver Renante (not in photo) were super friendly. Their enthusiasm rubbed off on us and we enjoyed our city tour too.

More photos can be found on our Facebook album (links below). You will also discover more F&B and massage around our Hotel.

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More photos are uploaded in our Fanpage albums :
Moalboal Panagsama stay
Whale shark at Oslob
Kawasan Falls
Half Day Cebu City Tour (and nice food Sugbo Mercado)
Danasan Eco Adventure Park
-Free & Easy SM Seaside

Cebu Blog posts:
* Cebu Family Itinerary
Day 2 Oslob with Whale Sharks
Day 3 Kawasan Falls canyoneering with family
Day 4 Free & Easy
Day 5 1/2 day Cebu city tour
Day 6 Danasan Eco Adventure Park (more adventures!)
Day 7 Free and Easy
Day 8 Fly home

Do pop by our Instagram Hashtag #SengkangbabiesCebu  and Story for our summary.

Disclaimer : Our City tour is sponsored by Klook. Private package is inclusive of van transfer from Cebu Hotel.