Built after the turn of the century, the Fuente Osmeña Circle first started off as a fountain that symbolized the first waterworks system of the city. A park was later built around the fountain and was named in honor of the Grand Old Man of Cebu, the late President Sergio Osmeña. The circle may have gone through some renovations through the years, but it has remained relatively the same. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the Queen City of the South.
Another major landmark in the Queen City of the South that has remained relatively unchanged through the years is the Cebu Capitol Building. The building was designed by the late Juan Marcos Arellano, one of the foremost architects of his time. In addition to the Cebu Capitol Building, Arch. Arellano also designed a number of other iconic buildings in the country, including the National Museum, Manila Central Post Office Building, and Manila’s Metropolitan Theater.
The first Mandaue-Mactan Bridge was built during the time of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. It was the first bridge to connect the island of Mactan to mainland Cebu. When it was built, toll booths were situated on both ends of the bridge to collect fees from vehicles passing through the bridge. Toll collection was stopped in the 1980’s and the toll booths were eventually demolished.
Manang Sara has served Chinese Lumpia to generations of Cebuanos through the years. Longtime residents of the Queen City of the South can still remember the time when they would drop by Foodarama every afternoon after classes or on Sundays after hearing mass to eat the Chinese Lumpia.
Snowsheen Restaurant is one of the best-loved restaurants among longtime residents of the Queen City of the South. It was once the place to be for anyone who wanted to have a taste of good Chinese food. The place also became one of the places where families would gather for a special lunch or dinner over the weekend.
The Peanut Browas is a true-blue Cebuano delicacy that has remained true to its roots even as many years have passed. The Cebuano version of the Lady Fingers follows the tradition of delicacies made in the southern heritage town of Argao, Cebu. Initially created in 1984, the peanut-shaped delicacy has continued to tickle the taste buds of Cebuanos for generations.