The Philippines consists of several islands and some of them are quite popular as tourist destinations. Cebu, which is the ninth biggest island, is one of them. If you are a fan of history and culture, this would be an ideal place to spend your holiday. Most of the historical buildings, locations, or sites in Cebu are well preserved. They are maintained in good condition and they have their own ancient and old-school appeal.

Cebu Heritage Monument

Cebu - Feature Image

This is the area that has witnessed a long history of revolutions, battles, and invasions happening to the island. You can say that the area is filled with a tangled mess of bricks and dark stones, filled with sculptures of crosses, ships, and churches. When you come to the area, it feels like each corner has its own history. The best way to enjoy your visit to this area is to hire a guide. While listening to their tale of the place, you can take your own moment to go back in time and imagine what’s happening right at your standing spot. It gives you a sense of respect and honour to be there, I assure you.

1730 Jesuit House

Cebu - 1730 Jesuit House Cebu

If you want to travel back in time, this is a place to go to. This is basically a local project aiming to preserve Cebu’s history. This house is chosen because it has survived many natural disasters, such as earthquakes, typhoons, and also foreign invasions. It is like a monument, witnessing many events in history, but in a form of a house. If you want to visit the spot, there will be a guide that will accompany you for an hour. You can also see antique items and artefacts, including the cedar chest that is more than 100 years old, furniture, cameras, and also carvings.

Metropolitan Cathedral

Cebu - Metropolitan Cathedral

The Philippines are mostly Catholic and they are pretty devoted. That’s why churches become one of the most common sights in this country. In Cebu, you will find lots of churches and cathedrals, but this one has witnessed the long history of Christianity in the country. The Philippines previously had deep Buddhism and Hinduism roots, but after Christianity came along, everything changed. You can learn about religious history in this place, as well as enjoying the view. The architecture still retains the old glory of the past. But you can also enjoy the Sunday mass if you want to.

Fort San Pedro

Cebu - Fort San Pedro

The Philippines is very much influenced by Spanish culture, as reflected through the language, architecture, food, and currency. If you want to learn more about the country’s history and how the Spaniards affected the culture, you should come to this spot. There are a lot of things to learn about the place as well as the history of the nation. For instance, this fort was actually built to protect the area against the Muslim raiders.