A Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers under the orders of Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines in March 1521. Along with the Santo Niño de Cebu, Magellan’s Cross is a key symbol in the Christianization of the Philippines. Today it is housed in a chapel near the Basilica del Santo Niño—said to be the site where the cross was first planted. Visitors can enter the small chapel freely.

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