Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines, with Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas. In a decade it has transformed into a global hub for shipping, furniture-making, tourism, business processing services, and heavy industry.
Lapu-Lapu was a ruler of Mactan in Visayas. Modern Philippine society regards him as the first Filipino hero because he was the first native to resist Spanish colonization.
The city's most famous landmark.This cross, now housed in a chapel, is reputed to have been planted by Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão Magalhães) when he arrived in the Philippines in 1521.
Basilica Minore del Santo Niño
The church, which was the first to be established in the islands, is built of hewn stone and features the country's oldest relic, the figure of the Santo Niño de Cebu (Holy Child of Cebu).
Fort San Pedro
Fuerte de San Pedro is a military defence structure in Cebu, built by the Spanish under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, first governor of the Captaincy General of the Philippines.
OSLOB WHALE WATCHING
Natalio Bacalso, Tan-awan Oslob, 6025 Cebu
Whale sharks can be seen in a small barangay Tan-awan, which is 10 km away from the center town of Oslob.
Mabini Street, Cebu City, Cebu 6000
The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Vitales is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu in Cebu.
Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Central Visayas
Malapascua Island has the charm that many have so often wished to find in a tiny isolated beach paradise.
Toledo-Tabuelan-San Remigio Road, Balamban, 6041 Cebu
Gifted with a breathtakingly panoramic view of mountain lushness, this is an ideal recreational destination for those traveling on a shoestring.
Dona Modesta Singson Gaisano, Cebu City, 6015 Cebu
The temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi.
Pico Osmeña, Badian, Cebu
Osmeña Peak is the highest point in the island of Cebu, standing 1,013m above, this stunning site offers a dramatic view of jagged cliffs with a view of the sea in the distance.