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Cebu City, Cebú Province, Philippines
 

The Cross of Magellan

Santo Niņo de Cebú

 

—Sinulog —

 
The Cross of Magellan Marker Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 20, 2013
1. The Cross of Magellan Marker Panel 1
Inscription.
Panel 1:
From time immemorial this spot has been set aside to commemorate the erection of a Cross in Cebu by the expedition of Magellan. When King Humabon of Cebu and his Queen, son and daughters, together with some 800 of their subjects were baptized by Father Pedro Valderrama. This hallowed site was improved in 1735 by Rev. Juan Albarran. Prior of San Agustin and in 1834 by Rt. Rev. Santos Gomez Maroņon, Bishop of Cebu. The image of the Santo Niņo found by the expedition of Legaspi in a house near the present site of the Cathedral of Cebu is venerated by the faithful in the nearby Church of San Agustin.

Panel 2:
This Cross of Tindalo wood encases the original Cross. Planted Ferdinand Magellan on this very site April 21, 1521
 
Erected 1941 by Philippines Historical Committee.
 
Location. 10° 17.613′ N, 123° 54.116′ E. Marker is in Cebu City, Cebú Province. Marker is on Plaza Sugbo just north of City Hall Lane. Click for map. Plaza Sugbo is south of the Basilica Minor del Santo Niņo complex, and it blocks Magallanes Street between D. Jakosalem Street on the west and P. Burgos Street on the east. The Basilica itself is accessible from the north via
The Cross of Magellan Marker Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 20, 2013
2. The Cross of Magellan Marker Panel 2
Osmeņa Street. Marker is in this post office area: Cebu City, Cebú Province 6000, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort San Pedro (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Antonio Pigafetta (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); 400 Years of Continuing OAR Presence (approx. half a kilometer away).
 
Regarding The Cross of Magellan. Text from marker at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niņo - which was inaccessible for photography when visited on Jan. 20, 2013:
Church and Convent of Santo Niņo
The Church and Convent erected by the Augustinian Fathers under the Rev. Andres Urdaneta in 1565 were the first established in the Philippines. Both were burned down on November 1, 1566. The second Church was likewise destroyed by fire in March of 1628, but rebuilt soon after (1628-1629) under the administration of the historian Rev. Juan de Medina, O.S.A. The present massive church was designed and constructed during the Priorship of Rev. Juan Albarran, O.S.A., (1735 - 1737). The Santo Nino, venerated in this church since the time of Legaspi, is the center of intense devotion and religious pilgrimages throughout the Visayas. Philippines Historical Committee. 1941
Š Copyright www.santoninodecebu.org. The Santo Nino De Cebu Association,
The Cross of Magellan image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz Miller, January 20, 2013
3. The Cross of Magellan
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Also see . . .  Santo Niņo de Cebu. (Submitted on March 26, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Sinulog; Santo Niņo de Cebú; Basilica Minore del Santo Niņo; Ati Atihan; Age of Discovery
 
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The throng of celebrants from the nearby<i> Basilica Minor del Santo Niņo</i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 20, 2013
4. The throng of celebrants from the nearby Basilica Minor del Santo Niņo
surrounding the pavilion on Plaza Sugbo
during the Sinulog Festival, 2013.
<i> Basilica Minore del Santo Niņo</i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 20, 2013
5. Basilica Minore del Santo Niņo
The Santo Niņo de Cebu image. Click for full size.
By "The Roman Catholic Church in Cebu", June 22, 2005
6. The Santo Niņo de Cebu
 
 
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