Would you ever believe that the original cross from 1521 is still encased inside the wooden cross? That’s what experts says. Some people says it’s only a replica others says it’s destroyed. The cross is located in Magellan’s Cross besides Basilica Menor del Santo Niño de Cebu.
Cebu’s famous history about Magellan and Lapu-Lapu as Lapu-Lapu is one of Philippines greatest heroes for his bravery to resist Spanish colonization.
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The Mangellan Cross is preserved in a small hall on Magellan Street, opposite the City Hall in Cebu. The people of Cebu have a strong belief in this historical cross. Every Sunday morning, thousands of men and women burn incense and pray for good luck. Behind the Magellan’s Cross is the Church of the Holy Child, the earliest church in the Philippines, which enshrines the statue of the baby brought by Magellan from Spain. This was a gift from the Magellan to the chief of Cebu. In the church, tourists and worshippers come and go. The most popular thing to see is the figure of the little baby.
The large wooden cross is supposed to contain the remnants of the very cross that Magellan planted upon landing in the Philippines.