Sunday, February 5, 2012

Magellan's Cross

This is the famous Magellan's Cross in Cebu City. A lot of tourists from all over the country and all over the world come and take photos of this large cross. This was believed to be the cross that Ferdinand Magellan, planted on the ground the moment he reached the island of Cebu. This cross symbolized the Catholic faith.

These women in yellow shirts and red skirts dance for you in exchange for money. Their dance and prayers are believed to heal any disease inflicting a person. The dance they perform is the original "SINULOG" dance. You don't need to really go to the streets and dance with people in gorgeous costumes to be able to say you did the Sinulog Dance.

This is, of course, not the original cross he planted. It is encased inside this big cross perhaps to preserve that very cross from decaying in time.

I know. I wear the same kind of dress since the start of this Travel Series. Haha. I'm sorry but I was too excited to waste any minute. In one day, my cousin and I had toured almost all of the most popular places any tourist would be led to if history and culture of the place was to be discussed.

When inside, turn your head towards the ceiling and this is what you'll find. Mural paintings were really popular decades back, and old churches and architecture are proofs of these wonders.



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