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Boljoon church in Southern Cebu, about a hundred km. from Cebu City. is a real trip to 200 years ago. Visit it while the people in charge have not totally wrecked it as they did other historical landmarks. As in many other churches in the Philippines, the parish priests have sold antiquities like its chandeliers, wrought silver communion rail. and other accessories. Termites are almost finished with its shockingly neglected statue cases.
Its church bells, old catechism school and prisoner detention cell stir the genetic memory cells and tell of life in our greatgreatgreatgrandparents' time.
It seems Catholic seminaries do not have church architecture or religious art appreciation in their curricula because after renovation most churches look like they have a cow's head and horse's tail attached to a dog's body. Filipino churchmen have not fully awakened to the tourist income possibilities of historical buildings. Also, churches have not been spared from the Filipino proclivity for initiating pointless projects just to raise funds and pocket a good part of the money.
What's left of Boljoon church's artifacts are in its small museum, which gives a tantalizing glimpse of what were sold to antique shops/collectors.
Just behind the City Hall you find the crowded Carbon Market, where you can find almost everything... it worths just taking a look.
Located at Briones St. just behind the City Hall, near Magellan Shrine.
This multi-sided monument exhalts the history of Cebu and of Philippines and its main hero, Rizal.
Its location is also nothing special... you will hit it just after the Colon Street Obelisk, although it is described as a tourist attraction on the city maps.
Kawasat Falls is one of the most beautiful experiences that I have ever had. In the mountains outside Cebu, my stepmother and I had a tourguide who would lead us to this remote but beautiful location.
The falls themselves are clear and fall into a icy pond of aqua marine. There was a grill there and we feasted on Chicken, Pork, Fish, and crab cooked only in soy sauce and Kalamansi fruit. You have to hike for about thirty minutes to get here but you feel like you are lost to society during your visit. It is the most peaceful feeling.
Taken as a city tourist attraction, it is a small-sized obelisk located at the end of Colon Street.
If you come walking from the Cathedral towards the Casa Gorordo you will probably hit it.
On you way to Fort San Pedro you will need to cross this large square.
The main gates of Fort San Pedro are right across the street on the eastern side of the square.