Cebu Trade Hall
Cebu Trade Hall
3rd Level, SM City Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City 6000 Philippines
T: (63 32) 231 9851
The Cebu Trade Hall’s location within SM City Cebu gives it access to the high foot traffic frequenting one of the nation’s five largest malls, promising a sizeable ready audience for public-access events.
Amid the south’s booming commercial district, the locale is adjacent to Cebu’s international harbor, and just a few kilometers away from the airport, making it the ultimate point of convergence for business travelers, tourists, and locals alike.
This museum showcases the history of the province, which is particularly storied since it was in Cebu that the 300-year Spanish colonization of the Philippines began.
Yap-San Diego Ancestral House These Spanish-era homes provide an authentic glimpse of residential life in Cebu during olden times.
This is the oldest street in the entire Philippines, named after Christopher Columbus—Cristobal Colon, in Spanish—long an exhilarating jumble of shops, stalls, movie theaters, and restaurants.
Housed in an open-air chapel, this massive wooden cross encases the original wooden cross planted by Ferdinand Magellan, to mark the introduction of Christianity to the Filipino people. Visitors used to chip away bits of wood from the original—believing it to have miraculous properties—which is why it has been sealed for preservation.
Basilica del Santo Niño
The basilica’s statue of the child Jesus dates back to 1521, and is one of the oldest religious artifacts in the Philippines.
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Food and Culture
Sinulog Festival – 3rd Sunday of January
One of the nation’s best-known and –attended festivities, the Sinulog celebrates the child Jesus with a riotous street party that includes a parade of costumed revelers and colorful floats, music, and both modern and traditional forms of street dancing.
These two restaurants are among the top purveyors of Cebu lechon, the whole roast pig praised by internationally-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain as “the best pig ever”.
Golden Cowrie Native Restaurant
These come highly recommended for other traditional and delectable native fare.