Thursday, March 31, 2011

Skywatch#67 Magellan's Cross, Cebu City

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The Chapel of Magellan's Cross located at Magallanes St., Cebu City

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Magellan's cross is the cross planted by Spanish and Portuguese explorers led by Ferdinand Magellan. It was a symbol of the Christianity in the Philippines and also, the city of Cebu.

The original cross is now encased inside a wooden cross housed in a chapel next to the Basilica Minore de Cebu. It is one of Cebu City's main tourist destinations.






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12 comments:

ewok1993 March 31, 2011 at 4:14 PM  

One of the places I really want to visit someday.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA March 31, 2011 at 4:15 PM  

I like this post for Skywatch very much. Great sky ceiling!

Sylvia K March 31, 2011 at 4:30 PM  

Lovely skies and wonderful captures, Marites! I do hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Al March 31, 2011 at 5:04 PM  

Nice shots - that's a fascinating tourist attraction. I'd certainly want to see it.

Andrea March 31, 2011 at 5:27 PM  

lovely photo of Magellan's cross, but is it a skywatch?

LadyFi March 31, 2011 at 9:04 PM  

Wonderful picture of the cross!

Riet April 1, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

Beautiful pictures. I love the "Sky"in the church.

Mama Zen April 1, 2011 at 12:27 PM  

Stunning!

Ai KaiRui Liu April 1, 2011 at 5:33 PM  

i always love Cebu and have went here also with my friends..thanks for the comment and for visiting...happy weekend!

Oakland Daily Photo April 1, 2011 at 10:47 PM  

Had not heard of Magellan's Cross. Thanks for the education.

Regarding your comment on the cemetery pyramid, I share your (and James') sentiments. But it does make a compelling subject.

Rajesh April 3, 2011 at 11:17 PM  

Beautiful chapel and paintings.

http://graceolsson.com/blog April 4, 2011 at 12:36 AM  

oh
Brazil and Philipines have many things in common, the presence of Portuguese into their land
congrats
Grace Olsson

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