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Cebu

  • Cebu is around 124 miles long by nearly 25 miles wide.
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  • This is the oldest church in the country.
    © Nicolo Hallare / 123RF
  • Cebu island is longer than it is wide.
    © Nicolo Hallare / 123RF
  • The second largest city in the Philippines was actually the country's capital once upon a time. On an island of the same name in the Visayas, Cebu is the country's oldest city known for its lively port and the cluster of luxury resorts on nearby Mactan Island. Cebu is also famous for Sinulog, a religious festival celebrated in January in honour of the patron saint Señor Santo Niño de Cebu....
    © Nicolo Hallare / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Philippines

The second largest city in the Philippines was actually the country's capital once upon a time. On an island of the same name in the Visayas, Cebu is the country's oldest city known for its lively port and the cluster of luxury resorts on nearby Mactan Island. Cebu is also famous for Sinulog, a religious festival celebrated in January in honour of the patron saint Señor Santo Niño de Cebu.

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