If you’re in Cebu, you’ve probably already travelled far enough to recognize some famous statues and monuments depicting our rich past.
What about these? Would you recognize them?
Carcar is a heritage city so it’s no surprise why they have put up a monument of Rizal.eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com
Anyway, there’s also another famous monument in Carcar…
Leon Kilat was a Filipino hero who led the revolt in Cebu against the Spaniards. He was betrayed and murdered in Carcar in 1898.Ariel Alexis | scorpio-sojourn.blogspot.com
Leon Kilat’s real name is Pantaleon Villegas and the horse he rode was named “Puti”.
Located in Parian, the monument depicts various historical scenes of Cebu…
Like the arrival of Magellan:travextravels.com
and the introduction of Christianity:jbalante.blogspot.com
Well, the oldest street in the Philippines deserves its own monument.runningpinoy.wordpress.com
The Obelisk is also known as Colon Marker. It has a plaque that details the history of the street.
Rajah Humabon was the Rajah of Cebu at the time when Magellan arrived in the island. Like how the pre-colonial Cebuanos are portrayed, this guy is marked with tattoos all over his body.simplemomrizza.blogspot.com
A statue of Rajah Humabon can be found in in Plaza Hamabar, located in Downtown Cebu City.
Legazpi was a Spanish explorer who established Spain’s dominion over the Philippines and served as the first governor of the country.
A statue of him can be found in Fort San Pedro. Fort San Pedro was built at the time of Legazpi’s administration.
This monument in Plaza Independencia was erected to honor the war veterans. It bears the description:
“This monument, an eloquent oblation like hands reaching for heaven, soulful in supplication, stands for the noble living and the noble dead whose dreams and hopes shall in the end, hopefully find reward in an enduring freedom from all kinds of tyrannies, suppressions, fear and want.” – Prof. Julian N. Jumalon