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Colon Street in the Parian district in downtown Cebu City was originally developed by the Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. He arrived in the Philippines in 1565. The street was named after Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus). From the very beginning, Colon street was the lifeline of trade and commerce in colonial Cebu. For centuries the […]Continue reading
1730 Jesuit House or Museo de Parian is the former residence of the religious community. The first Jesuit to arrive in Cebu for his mission was Gonsalvo Pareira. The year was 1593. Through the decades, the Jesuit House of 1730 grew into only second in importance to Manila. This first paragraph is supposed to convince anyone […]Continue reading
Heritage of Cebu Monument can be found in historic Parian district of Cebu City. A massive monument portrays some of the most important persons, places and events of Cebu history. The construction made of concrete, bronze, brass, and steel took a while to complete: from July 1997 to December 2000. The author is local artist Eduardo Castrillo.Photos […]Continue reading
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House is supposed to be one of the oldest residential buildings in Cebu. Also, one of the very first Chinese dwellings built out of the country. Even if that is not the case, it’s a place well worth visiting if you ever find yourself in Cebu City. The staff is very kind, helpful, […]Continue reading
“Parian, Cebu City is one of the oldest and most historic places in the country. Parian was once a small community of Chinese traders in the sixteenth century. It grew into a residential headquarters of the most dynamic entrepreneurs of Cebu and became the general district.Chinese traders participated in the lucrative galleon trade and somehow […]Continue reading
Taoist Temple Cebu made its home in Beverly Hills subdivision of Cebu City, Philippines. The substantial Chinese community in the area somehow raised the money to build this beautiful place of worship in 1972. An impressive achievement if you ask me. I greatly enjoyed countless architectural, colorful details. And thank you to everyone who keeps […]Continue reading