Did you know? Cebu City is the oldest city in the Philippines and fact, was the first capital of the country. This being the case, it comes as no surprise that Cebu City itself is filled with locations oozing of rich history, a history that boasts continuing developments up to this day. Cebu City has a little bit of something for just about anyone, so whether you’re a tourist looking to spice things up in your next visit or even a local hoping to try something new, The Queen City of the South will most definitely not disappoint.
A Rich History
As mentioned earlier, Cebu City boasts practically the deepest history in the nation. If your next adventure looks to go back to the country’s roots, then Cebu will allow you to do just that!
To start the list, one need not look further than the famed Magellan’s Cross. Known to the world as the first person to circumnavigate the Earth, but more familiar to Filipinos as the explorer who “discovered” the Philippines for the Spaniards, Ferdinand Magellan’s story is well known and still holds major significance for the nation to this day. Alas, Magellan’s Cross does not only act as a landmark for the Spaniards’ arrival but also symbolizes the start of the country’s Spanish colonization as well as the onset of the nation’s Christianity. Magellan’s Cross acts as the starting point for much of the nation’s history, and as such, is the perfect place to start when it comes to your next visit to Cebu.
If your thirst for the vast history of Cebu still hasn’t been quenched after a visit to Magellan’s Cross, the perfect follow-up destination would be no other than Fort San Pedro. Just as Cebu City is the country’s first capital, Fort San Pedro is the country’s first (and oldest) fort! Built by the country’s first governor-general under Spanish rule, Fort San Pedro exudes the lifestyle that the nation’s ancestors experienced. Acting as a former garrison, prison, hospital, and even school, the fort’s walls tell an authentic story found only in Cebu. To better satisfy those historical cravings, a big chunk of the fort was converted into a museum with genuine Spanish artifacts such as paintings, photographs, and documents. To end the historical tour, Fort San Pedro offers its visitors magnificent views of the city and sea, two picture-perfect photo-ops to encapsulate the rich archives of the nation’s first-ever capital.
A Metro Awaiting Exploration
After offering a trip through the nation’s very own memory lane, Cebu City also offers more modern escapades through its dazzling city life.
For a grounded and authentic city experience, a walk down Colon Street should do the trick. While it may give off a simple first impression, do not be deceived as this street offers a variety of items that will surely satisfy anyone’s souvenir needs. From accessories to jewelry, to clothing, to shoes, and even backpacks, Colon Street has a little bit of something for everyone; all you have to do is take a closer look!
On the other hand, if you’re looking for the perfect stop for your family or even just a day off for some good old-fashioned nature fun, a visit to Mountain View Nature Park is a must. From the water playground to its jungle gym, this park offers all sorts of fun, in all shapes and sizes too! There is also a restaurant, café, and hotel rooms to satisfy your different needs for a fun-filled day.
For those with more adrenaline-seeking needs, there is no question about a visit to the famous Sky Experience Adventure of Crown Regency which lets you challenge your inner fear of heights as it boasts a 38-storey thrill. In order to test your mettle, visitors can choose between taking a walk atop the see-through Sky Platform or strapping aboard a ride on the infamous Edge Coaster which takes you on a 473-foot zip-line, inclining you 55 degrees in the air. This destination is a must for the thrill-seeker in every one of us.
The Highrise Heart of Mega Cebu
Lastly, a visit to Cebu would not be done completely without a visit to Suarez Residences Cebu. While this destination may not be a household name (yet!), this luxury condominium at the heart of the metro acts as a shopping center, residential hub, hotel, and most of all, tourist attraction for the Queen City of the South. From its 29-storey stature to its unique L-shape design, this condo for sale boasts stand-out architectural structures and innovations. To make matters even better, this iconic structure enjoys convenient access to the metro’s government centers, commercial districts, hospitals, and of course, leisure areas. These features make Suarez Residences not only a must-see for your next visit, but a must-stay as well. While this condo in Cebu may be a stop on your next trip, do consider Suarez Residences as a lucrative investment in the future. After all, this community, along with the amenities and unique small condo interior design that come with it, are the next big thing in Cebu’s condo living culture.
Staying True to Its Name
Fittingly, the name "Cebu" actually comes from the old Cebuano word sibu or sibo, meaning "trade", a shorter version of sinibuayng hingpit, which means "the place for trading." While the city has indeed come far from its deep origins as the original capital of the nation, its status as a place of trade still holds true even until today as Cebu City’s economic value holds major significance to the nation, pulling in over 2 million tourists annually. Even despite its rich history, Cebu City continues to offer numerous experiences and surprises for visitors and alike. This being the case, the next time you visit The Queen City of the South, be sure to check out its rich history along with the dazzling metro that comes with it.
Indeed, Cebu City is one of the best places to visit for leisure, rest, and adventure. With its rich history and undeniably beautiful environment, even businesses are seeing this location as good for investments. One of which is real estate or condo investing. If you want to experience a one-of-a-kind condo living in the historical location in Cebu, you can check out the condo in Cebu of Vista Residences.
A remarkable 29-storey L-shaped mixed-use luxury condominium with a shopping center, hotel, and residential hub all in one tower, Suarez Residences is an ideal lucrative investment in the Queen City of the South. Located at 116 Gorordo Ave., Cebu City, Cebu, this pre selling condo in Cebu offers studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units ranging from 24 to 57 square-meter. Aside from being near essentials, it is also located near schools such as the University of the Philippines – Cebu, Collegio de la Immaculada Conception, and USC Montesorri Academy; malls such as Ayala Center Cebu, and Escario Central; and hospitals such as Perpetual Succor Hospital, Chong Hua Hospital, Cebu Doctors Hospital.
You can experience a one-of-a-kind condo living in its premium and resort-like amenities such as lounging areas, function rooms, swimming pool, fitness center, children's playroom, sky lounge, and view deck.
With Vista Land’s creations around the metro cities in the country built with top-class quality and a unique condo living experience, no wonder it will receive such an award.
Vista Residences is the condominium arm of Vista Land. Since its launch in 2003, it has become a formidable player in the fast-growing vertical development sector of the real estate industry. It continues to address the rising demand for condominium living with over 50 projects across the country’s key cities and business districts.
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