Cebu Heritage Monument

Also called Parian Monument, depicts the important moments in history of Cebu. It's a big artwork with everything in it. From the time the rajah of Cebu was converted into Christian up to the time Pedro Calungsod, native of Cebu, became a saint.
Parian comes from the word "Pari-Pari", which means to barter to trade.  Cebu being the center of trade even before the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan.  Some of the old houses of wealthy Chinese Merchants are still standing and maintained today.  A couple of them because one of the tourist attractions in Cebu. 
As you enter the enclosed monument you will be greeted by a statue of the former President Sergio Osmeña. Just right beside his statue is the statue of Saint Pedro Calungsod. As you pass by the statue of the former president, you'll find the carved Spanish Gallion.
Walking passed the Spanish Gallion is the statue of Datu Lapu-Lapu and the portrayal of the Battle of Mactan. On top of it is the replica of the Magellan's Cross. It's the only image in this monument that can be seen from all sides.
Other historical structures carved in the huge monolith are the Basilica Menor del Sto. Nino, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and San Juan Bautista Parish Church. Statue of people carrying the replica of the Sto. Nino de Cebu can be found here also.

It also portrays the beatification of Saint Pedro Calungsod, a native of Cebu. The conversion of Rajah Humabon, his wife and his followers to Christianity. Just by looking and studying the monument, you can learn almost all of the historical events of Cebu in a short time. The monument is located just a few steps from the Yap-Sandiego ancestral house. This is a must visit when you go to Cebu.


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