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St. Mark Hotel

St. Mark Hotel is conveniently located at the center of the Cebu City's vibrant commercial area, the Uptown District where one will find numerous business and leisure establishments side by side with some of the city's landmarks such as the Fuente Osmeña  Circle, Capitol Building and the Cebu City Library and Museum.

 It us just off of General Maxilom Avenue, the main thoroughfare of the city's world-renowned festival, the Redemptorist Church, which is right across the street from the hotel. Also within the vicinity are a number of popular fast food establishments, restaurants, banks, schools and grocery store chain well stocked with both local and imported items. A walk away is a mall and nightlife complex.

Attractions

Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival

Famous tourist attraction of Cebu

The Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, and is the centre of the Santo Niño Catholic celebrations in the Philippines. Other places like Kabankalan City, Maasin City, Balingasag Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro City, Butuan City, and Southern Leyte also have their own version of the festival in honor of Santo Niño.

Magellan's Cross

Famous tourist attraction of Cebu

This cross is housed in a chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño on Magallanes Street (Magalhaes is the Portuguese name of Magellan), just in front of the city center of Cebu City. A sign below the cross describes the original cross is encased inside the wooden cross that is found in the center of the chapel. This is to protect the original cross from people who chipped away parts of the cross for souvenir purposes or in the belief that the cross possesses miraculous powers. Some people, however, believe that the original cross had been destroyed or had disappeared after Magellan's death, and the cross is a replica that was planted there by the Spaniards after they successfully Christianized the Philippines.

Basilica del Santo Niño

Famous tourist attraction of Cebu

The Minor Basilica of the Holy Child (Cebuano: Basilica Minore del Santo Niño Spanish: Basilica del Santo Niño and Filipino: Basilica Menor del Santo Niño) and commonly known as the Santo Niño Basilica, is a minor basilica in Cebu City in the Philippines that was founded in the 1565 by Frays Andrés de Urdaneta, O.S.A. and Diego de Herrera, O.S.A.. The oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, it is built on the spot where the image of the Santo Niño de Cebú was found during the expedition of Miguel López de Legazpi. The icon, a statue of the Child Jesus, is the same one presented by Ferdinand Magellan to the chief consort of Rajah Humabon upon the royal couple's christening on April 14, 1521. It was found by a soldier forty years later, preserved in a wooden box, after Legazpi had razed a local village.When Pope Paul VI made the church a basilica in 1965, he said it is the symbol of the birth and growth of Christianity in the Philippines.

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