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Cebu City


Cebu City is the capital of Philippines' Cebu Province, which includes Cebu Island and 167 smaller nearby islands. Called the "Queen City of the South", Cebu City was the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines and today a fast developing city. With the second largest airport in the Philippines, Cebu City is the the air hub to the islands in the Visayas and Mindanao region. More at Guide to Cebu City.

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Cebu City Skyline

Cebu City Skyline

By georgeparrilla

Home to 800,000 people, Cebu City is often compared as a smaller but less chaotic version of Manila. It is also a booming city, being the centre for trade, commerce and industry in the region.

Sinulog Festival

Sinulog 2006

By cebuparadiseisland_com

The Sinulog Festival commemorates the peoples' pagan origin and their conversion to Catholicism. The festival is celebrated on the third Sunday of January each year with a colourful parade.

Taoist Temple

080121 Taoist Temple-02

By Capella Boltiador

The ethnic Chinese community make up a significant proportion of Cebu City's population. The Taoist Temple offers a glimpse into the cultural heritage of the Chinese community here.

Beach at Mactan Island

Coral Reef, Cebu, Philippines

By Patrick Tumalad

Just a few minutes away by boat from Cebu City are the beaches on Mactan Island. Though the beaches here may not be among the best in the Philippines, it does offer a quick getaway.

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