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Magellan Marker, Cebu

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Located in the Lapulapu City, Magellan Marker was constructed to mark the spot where Ferdinand Magellan died. He was a great explorer who spread Christianity in Cebu and was killed in the Mactan Island in an effort to spread the faith.  Spanish Governor-General Francisco Alcala approved the plan to construct the monument to commemorate the life of the Portuguese “discoverer” of the Philippines- Ferdinand Magellan. According to historians the original monument was a monument-cum-lighthouse. It functioned as a lighthouse to warn the ships about the approaching danger of the large number of reefs ahead.

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