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Lapulapu Monument, Cebu

Lapulapu Monument Overview

Meet the famous legendary Cebuano hero and explore Filipino history at the famous Lapulapu Monument. Also known as Mactan Shrine, it is a 20 meter high bronze statue of the Filipino warrior king who fought against the Spanish invaders. The statue is built on exactly the same spot where the battle was fought. The statue depicts Lapu Lapu holding a sword and a shield, which were used by him in combat against the invaders.

 

Magellan Monument
Inside the Mactan Shrine, just few meters away from the LapuLapu monument is the Magellan Monument. This shrine was bulity by Spanish colonial rulers in the year 1866.

 

Other activities
The monument is flocked by plenty of tourists around the year. The ground around the statue is neat and well kept. With plenty of restaurants serving local seafood meals, visitors get a chance to taste the authentic Pilipino cuisine.

 

Beautiful shell craft on sale
Vendors selling alluring shell craft are easily found outside the shrine. Made from pure shells, the shell craft items are very popular among tourists.

 

How to get there
From the Cebu International Airport, a taxi or a jeep can directly drop the tourists to the Lapulapu Monument. Ride a jeep with a signboard of Punta Egaño!

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