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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Cinema
“This is a great place to visit when you need everything in one place from restaurants to coffee shops, to cosmetics, clothes, bags & shoe stores, as well as pharmacy, hardware, department store, massage spa and beauty salons!”
  • 90 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a great place to visit when you need everything in one place from restaurants to coffee shops, to cosmetics, clothes, bags & shoe stores, as well as pharmacy, hardware, department store, cinema, bowling & entertainment, massage spa skin clinics and beauty salons!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Magellan’s Cross holds a very big part of the history of Cebu. It is believed to be a Christian cross planted by the Portuguese and Spanish explorers headed by Ferdinand Magellan. It was planted upon their arrival in Cebu on March 15, 1521. That day also marked the birth of Christianity in the land.  The original cross was believed by the people of old to have miraculous healing powers so they started chipping it away. Because of that, the government officials was prompted to supposedly encased it in another wooden cross made from tindalo.It is now housed in a small chapel. Rumors say though that the original cross was destroyed or disappeared after the death of Magellan.  Today, the cross is housed in an octagonal pavilion called the “kiosk”.  It is one of the main attractions for tourists because it is a part of country’s history. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
  • 8 Experiences
Shopping Centre
“Good for shopping, restaurants and cinemas. A large and modern shopping mall in central Cebu. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“it's the tallest place in cebu where you can see a panoramic view of the metro. it's best to go there during the night and enjoy the view with some drinks and friends. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Memorial Site
“The story of Temple of Leah is the same as Taj Mahal, a mausoleum in India built as a symbol of undying love.”
  • 34 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Shopping Centre
“It may be the largest mall in Cebu. They house international popular brands (Zara, Mango, H&M, Uniqlo, Cotton-on, American Eagle, Tony Moly, The Face shop, Watsons), restaurants, fast food outlets, department store, hardware, ice-skating rink, cinema, food court, mobile shops, appliance store etc. (2018 Oct) The provide a free bus to and from the mall (pick up/ drop off at Fuente Circle) Grab App is useful if taxis are hard to come by.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“tour around inside Cebu IT Park, a Business place with more great restaurants.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The “Little Paris” restaurant in Cebu City How to get there? Exact location: 271 Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City. 15-30 minutes away from Fuente Osmena Circle; 10 minutes away from Ayala Center Cebu; 1 hour away from Mactan Airport. BY JEEPNEY: Ride any jeepney going to Gorordo Ave or Lahug. Inform the driver to drop you off at “La Vie” near UP Lahug Campus. These are the jeepneys that will pass through La Vie: – 04L from SM City Cebu (near APM Mall) – 17B/D from USC Main (near Jollibee) – 04C from Colon via Ramos – 04H from Colon via Jones – 04D from Carbon via Jones BY CAR / GRAB: Just navigate via Waze or Google Maps and pin your location to “La Vie Parisienne”. Ample parking space is available.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Establishment
“This place is worth for visit if you want to know the history of this oldest port in the Philippines everything from the past you can read inside and its nice to be here to relax and smell the sea breeze and walk around the plaza. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Street Fair
“Enjoy food diversity in one place. From Thursday to Sunday nights, select and dine from a wide variety of food.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Farm
“Sirao Garden is actually a functional flower farm. The owners are ordinary local farmers who grew tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, sunflowers, and other blossoms that were harvested and sold to the lowlands. Then at one point in time, people who passed by the farm started taking photos of the flower fields and posted them on social media. The Internet exploded, piquing the interest of the public. The owners, realizing the tourism potential of the farm, decided to allow visitors to come in and enjoy their farm. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Premise
“There’s plenty of history to be seen in Cebu City, and Fort San Pedro is one such historic location. First built as a wooden fort around 1565, the current structure is a triangular bastion fort that has been around since 1738. Nowadays, Fort San Pedro no longer houses soldiers but a museum, an open-air theater, and the Cebu office of the Department of Tourism. If you’re looking to be transported back to colonial times, Fort San Pedro is the place to go. Type: Tourist attraction Location: A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu Directions: Fort San Pedro is a 40-minute drive from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. From the airport, take Lapu-Lapu Airport Rd to M.L. Quezon National Hig”
  • 19 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Establishment
“It's located within Cebu's elite subdivision. This temple is sitting on high grounds and offers a good view of the city also. The temple is frequented by tourists taking interest to experience and see Taoist place of worship and icons.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Church
“This is a historical church that was built in the year 1735 during the Spanish colonization era. A pure heritage of Cebuanos. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Garden
“A modern town in Cebu. Another option for late night dining. This place never sleeps. Have a lot of restaurants to choose from, and open 24 hours a day! There is also a night market called "Sugbo Mercado" every weekend from 5:00pm-1:00am. ”
  • 10 locals recommend