Encased in hollow tindalo wood, this cross was put here by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 and marks the spot where Rajah Humabon, Queen Juana and 400 other followers were baptized, making them the first Christian Filipinos. Located in Magellan's Street, this monument can be reached by taxi.
Fort San Pedro
The oldest and smallest fort in the Philippines, Fort San Pedro was built in 1956 by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. Covering an area of more than 2,000 square meters, the fort is located in the Downtown district and can be reached on foot.
Located within the fort, Fort San Pedro National Museum contains the remains of the San Diego shipwreck. Managed by the Philippine Tourism Authority, the museum is an excellent source of local information.
Casa Gorordo Museum
Situated inside a stunning wooden Spanish colonial mansion, the Casa Gororodo Museum contains displays of old tools as well as art exhibitions. Visitors are welcome to fully explore this well-preserved building which contains some beautifully carved wooden furniture.
Rizal Museum and Library
Home to an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts, the Rizal Museum and Library is an interesting place to visit. The famed Cebuano family has donated most of the exhibits here, and both concerts and theater productions are regularly held on the upper floor.
A popular destination with both locals and tourists, this is a haven for colorful butterflies, which flutter all over the picturesque garden. The best time to visit is in the morning from January to February and the easiest way to get here is by taking a taxi from the Downtown district.