Friday, July 22, 2011

Queen City of the South

Photo from beautyofcebu

Cebu City is also known as the “Queen City of the South”. The city is located on the eastern shore of Cebu. It was the first Spanish settlement here in the Philippines. Cebu is also holds the second largest international flights in the country. Cebu City is now tagged as the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (also known as ASEAN) City of Culture.

Well known for its well-made guitars, tasty dried mangoes, great seafood, and of course, full of historical landmarks includes; Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, Fort San Pedro, Casa Gorordo Museum and the famous Magellan’s Cross planted in the heart of the city.

Cebu City is also the hosts of the Sinulog Festival yearly; it was one of the country’s popular celebrations that many tourists will have to visit or witness of the said events. The Sinulog festival held on the third Sunday of January which honors the Santo Nino (Holy Child).

Malapascua is located across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island, which Cebu City boast of the glorious dive site. And the white sand beach in Bantayan which Cebu proud of.

However, according to the statement of DFA the other ASEAN cities of culture are Manila, Angono in Rizal, Tarlac City, Angeles in Pampanga, Batangas City, Roxas in Capiz, Tagbilaran in Bohol, Cagayan de Oro in Misamis Oriental, and Dapitan in Zamboanga..

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