One of the most recognizable structures in the town of Samboan is the Boluntaryo Monument. It is the landmark kiosk located in the middle of the town dedicate to the volunteer guards during World War 2. These volunteers fought for the freedom of the country during the war.
The Escala de Jacob or Jacob’s Ladder is a 147-step ladder that made it easier for parishioners living in the coastal areas to attend mass. It was built in 1878 and ended at the foot of the Campanario de Antigua or the Spanish watchtower in Samboan.
The Campanario de Antigua is a Spanish watchtower in Samboan. It was a part of a series of fortifications built to protect settlements along the southern coast of Cebu against pirate attacks. The tower is situated 200 feet above sea level and provides a panoramic view of the Tañon Strait.
The San Miguel Arcangel Church or the St. Michael the Archangel Church in Samboan was built in 1842 to serve the people of Samboan. Unlike many of the churches built during the Spanish era, the San Miguel Arcangel Church did not have a cruciform design. Its façade is also bare and does not have the embellishments present in many churches in the island.
The Museo de Samboan is a two-story museum housing cultural treasures, religious artifacts, and other relics of the past. But, the structure itself is also historically significant since it once served the municipal jail and municipal hall of the Samboan.
Since Samboan is located in the southern tip of the island, you should get on a bus headed for the town at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. The trip to the town takes around four hours depending on the traffic. Most of these heritage buildings are located close to the town plaza, so it is a good place for you to start your tour.