MAGELLAN'S CROSS - CEBU
Magellan's Cross is a historic tourist spot in Cebu City, Philippines.
It is believed that the cross, made of Tindalo wood, encases the original cross planted by Ferdinand Magellan on this very site.
Description found at the site:
THE CROSS OF MAGELLAN
From time immemorial this spot has been set aside to commemorate the erection of a cross in Cebu by the expedition of Magellan, when King Humabon of Cebu and his queen, son and daughters, together with some 800 of their subjects were baptised by Father Pedro Valderrama.
This hallowed site was improved in 1735 by Rev. Juan Albarran, prior of San Agustin and in 1834 by Rt. Rev. Santos Gomez Maranon, Bishop of Cebu.
The image of the Santo Nino found by the expedition of Legaspi in a house near the present site of the Cathedral of Cebu is venerated by the faithful in the nearby Church of San Agustin.
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