The Cebu Heritage Monument is one place visitors of the Queen City of the South should not miss. The landmark is a tableau showcasing significant events in the history of Cebu. These events depicted on the monument start with the time of Rajah Humabon until the day Saint Pedro Calungsod was beatified.
The concrete, brass, steel and bronze sculptures were built by national artist Eduardo Castrillo. The monument was built using funds from donations given by private individuals and organizations. The Heritage Monument depicts scenes of the baptism of Rajah Humabon, the Battle of Mactan between Ferdinand Magellan and Lapu-Lapu, a Roman Catholic Mass, and a Santo Niño procession.
The monument also shows the Basilica Santo Niño, St. John the Baptist Church, a Spanish Galleon, the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and the Magellan’s Cross. The monument also depicts famous Cebuanos including Saint Pedro Calungsod and the late president Sergio Osmeña, Sr.
The Cebu Heritage Monument is located in the original Plaza Parian in the Parian District. The Parian District itself has an interesting history since it is the location of the residences of the most prominent Cebuano families during the Spanish period. The location of the monument was also the original site of the St. John the Baptist Church, which is already depicted on the monument. The church was demolished in 1875 by the diocese of Cebu.
Construction of the Cebu Heritage Monument started in July 1997 and on December 8, 2000, the monument was inaugurated. While visitors of the Queen City of the South can enter the enclosure of the monument for free, donations are welcome.
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