Best things to do in Cebu City and sightseeing in Cebu City
Cebu Marine Beach Resort - Cebu City
My first month in my previous company was great even though there was a lot of work to do, deadlines to comply and customer/clients to satisfy. You also need to multitask and work for extended hours everyday just to draw a smirk smile on my boss's face. It results in exhausted body, muscle fatigue and stress but I didn't care and I didn't give up. Still, I didn't argue with my body's sufferings because that's what we need to do, just to survive and feed our hungry and thirsty soul on this planet and I know that it is a part of the company's package. It is the venue for our Company's Annual Team Building Activity. It is a well - planned activity to rejuvenate our body and mind, freshened up, commune with nature, boost the relationship and bonding with my co - employees and remove the tiring and stressful days/weeks/months we had. The place is cozy yet elegantly organized. You can ride/rent a motorcycle/ tricycle and inform the driver about this place and I know for sure that everyone knows this magnificent place (the Lapu Lapu City Residence).
Magellan's Cross - Cebu City
A must-see in Cebu is the Magellan’s Cross, the one erected by the Spaniards during their arrival. Magellan’s Cross is called as such because it is the original wooden cross that Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan planted when he arrived in Cebu. Because of the effects of time, weather and other external factors, it could not be avoided that the wooden cross would be subject to wear and tear. To preserve this historic landmark, the original cross was cast with wooden planks.This landmark is relevant to the Filipinos because it signified the locals’ conversion to Christianity. Because of the arrival of the Spaniards, the Philippines has become a significant mover in the Christian faith. In fact, the country remains to be the only Catholic nation in Asia.
Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu Pilgrim Center - Cebu City
Possibly the most-visited church in Cebu; tourists arrive to the Basilica in busloads, also hitting the Magellan's Cross monument and City Hall in just one stop. Being one of the oldest, this 16th century church is admirable both for its resilience and its connection to the people.
Sto. Niño - Cebu City
The old Sto. Nino cathedral, which houses the old relic of Santo Nino, said to be the original statue given by the Spaniards to the Cebuana queen. Locals and believers from other towns, islands and countries flock to the Cathedral to visit the Sto, Niño which is also a miraculous one. During its feast day, usually celebrated with a Sinulog Festival every first month of the year, people would paint themselves black to symbolize the early Filipino aborigines, known as Negritos or Aetas. A figure of the child Jesus is paraded in the main streets of Cebu hyped with some street dancing.
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral - Cebu City
Just a few steps away from the decorated Sto. Nino church is where the Province's Archdiocese is seated. Locally referred to as simply the Cathedral, this grand church is witness to many a secular and political movements. The cathedral was recently renovated in time for its 75th year celebration (again, one of the oldest). The baroque exterior is maintained, but the interior is now laden with grandoise. I think it has also been airconditioned, which makes it ideal for big wedding ceremonies.
Casa Verde - Cebu City
We flew to Cebu, using the ticket we purchased a couple of weeks prior to the start of this trip (Php 1,571.36). In Cebu, my buddy, Therese, picked us up from the airport and treated us to lunch at their restaurant, Casa Verde, in IT Park. She also treated us to merienda at Casa Verde main. Both meals were delicious!