Lapu-Lapu Shrine

By Tip Kilby | Cebu

May 02

I decided to have a tourism blitz – a day of seeing some of the major sights of Cebu City and Mactan Island. I had lived here in the Philippines for two months and had never gone to any of the “touristy” things. So I rented a taxi for most of the day for 1600 pesos (about $35 USD) and laid out the plan of attack.

First stop would be the Lapu-Lapu Shrine which is near where I live on Mactan Island. Next stop, we went to the Taoist Temple. Third stop was the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Fourth stop was another church, the┬áBasilica Minore del Santo Ni├▒o. And finally, we ended the day at the famous Fort San Pedro. I’ll add photos and more information about these other four destinations in future posts.

I went to the Lapu-Lapu Shrine, not knowing what to expect. It is actually a small but beautiful park with a few monuments inside. The grounds are covered with flowering trees and flowerbeds. It is next to a small inlet. In the parking lot, there are many small shops and restaurants, selling souvenirs or a bite to eat. I probably only spent 30 to 45 minutes in the park before moving on to the next destination.

[Not a valid template]


About the Author

Semi-retired as of April 2014. Now I am slowly traveling around the world, at a pace that allows me to completely enjoy the people, the scenery and the food. I occasionally will share some of my Big Adventure on this blog. I hope you enjoy it!