Cebu Heritage Monument

Attraction Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu City, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Historic
Kids
Architecture
Temple & Monument
1.60 USD

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The construction of the Heritage of Cebu Monument began in July 1997 and was only inaugurated on December 8, 2000. It was designed and conceptualized by the multi-awarded sculptor and Cebu’s pride, Eduardo Castrillo.

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Why Cebu Heritage Monument is special ?

The Heritage of Cebu Monument in Cebu City (located originally in the Parian District) is a work of both art and sculpture depicting the most important events that happened in the history of Cebu. The sculpture signifies the time of Rajah Humabon up to the beatification of Cebuano martyr Pedro Calungsod. The Cebu Heritage Monument showcases the works of its artist Edgardo Castillo. It was constructed in 1997 and inaugurated in late 2000. Now, the Heritage of Cebu Monument serves as one of the many historical landmarks of Cebu City together with the ancestral house a few steps from it.


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What to explore at Cebu Heritage Monument?

The Heritage of Cebu Monuments is a tableau of sculptures made of concrete, bronze, brass and steel showing about events and structures related to the history of Cebu. The construction of the monument began on July 1997 and it was finished on December 2000. Local artist Eduardo Castillo built the sculptures of the Cebu Heritage Monument. Funding for the monuments is come from the late Senator Marcelo Fernan as well a private individuals and groups.

Historical structure carved into the huge monolith are the Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, San Juan Bautista Parish Church, and a Spanish Galleon. The statues of the late President Sergio Osmeña Sr. and blessed Pedro Calungsod.

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How to get to Cebu Heritage Monument?

The Parian Heritage Monument is a short walk from Colon Street, Casa Gorordo, Yap-Sandiego ancestral home, and Jesuit house.

It can be included in the itinerary of a visit to Cebu City’s historical Parian, home of the wealthy and influential Chinese mestizos during the Spanish period.

The Heritage Monument of Cebu is 15-20 minutes by taxi from SM or Ayala and 10 minutes from Fuente Osmena.

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Selling points

  • “Great sculpture”
  • “A Good Showcase of Filipino Craftsmanship”
  • “Great history in an old city square”
  • “Awesome monument..a piece of art”
  • “Impressive monument.”
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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
32.78 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
12 places

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Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu City, Philippines

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Tips for you

  • There are no street vendors, no food and no toilets here. If you are in need of a toilet, hurry along to the Casa Gorordo Museum which has public toilets.
    Toilet
  • If you are in Colon Street in downtown Cebu City, you can take a jeep with the signboard showing SM and Pier area. The jeep will pass by the monument. You may also take a taxicab as most drivers are familiar with the place.
    Transportation
  • It's better to bring umbrella when you visit during summer days
    What to bring
  • You don’t have to pay any entrance fee or extra charges when visiting the Heritage of Cebu Monument, but donations are welcome to help maintain the plaza neat and orderly for others to enjoy.
    Experience
  • You can also visit the other nearby historical spots in the Parian District, which are the Casa Gorordo Museum and the Yap-San Diego House.
    Things nearby
  • There is no parking nearby, but some people park near the front of the Fire Station.
    Parking

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Located in the Parian District of Cebu, the Heritage monument displays the history of the city and the province.

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A small portion in Parian this structure located in, opposite is the San Diego-Yap ancestral home then a walk to Gorordo Museum.

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A monument were u can see the history of cebu... Its located in parian i used to play basketball here during my high school days

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An expensive monument depicting the history of Cebu.

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Get a tour guide to learn more about this monument

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The history of Cebu City told in statues. Cebu City can be proud of its heritage and this statue tells their story.

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its just a monument across the road... i thought its like a museum. some reviewer are right you have to accompanied by someone who knows the history of it... almost cebuanos not familiar to its name, they called it "parian" then after picture taking go to SM cebu to have snaks there are jeeps passing there going to the mall

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You can miss this part of the tour or stop by for 5 mins just for pictures. Its just a bit scary when suspicious looking characters enter the monument site, and your the only tourist there. It feels like your gonna get mugged.

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The history of Cebu City told in statues. Cebu City can be proud of its heritage and this statue tells their story.

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Located in the Parian District of Cebu, the Heritage monument displays the history of the city and the province.

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