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Cebu City or the “Queen City of the South” on Cebu Island reigns in a group of islands comprising the Visayas region of the central Philippines. This historic city is one of the most popular jumping off-points in all of the Philippines for foreign visitors, with the busiest sea port in the Philippines and the second largest air hub. Ferdinand Magellan died here planting the cross almost 500 years ago bringing Spanish influence and establishing Asia’s first European settlement. Cebu was also once a bustling commercial hub between Mexico and China.
Getting second best only by Manila in size, Cebu is thought to make Manila second in the next few years. the Philippines’ second city combines colonial architecture and mountainous surrounds with a burgeoning cultural and culinary scene. As the gateway to both Bohol and Cebu Island, Cebu City impresses with chic rooftop bars and intriguing museums.
The capital of the Southern Philippines, Cebu City is a bustling metropolis, the hub of a three-million-strong conurbation. Aesthetically, it’s gritty and not exactly easy on the eye, but the city is also relatively cosmopolitan thanks to a surging English-language school industry (many Koreans and Chinese study here) and well-regarded universities (which draw Filipinos from across the nation). Historic sights are slim on the ground, though there are some colonial-era gems, and the traffic is notorious – but you’ll still find plenty to do. Cebu City’s energy is infectious: its bar and club scene is justly famous throughout the archipelago and dining out is a delight, with a dizzying choice of restaurants. And with Cebu airport being expanded to accommodate many more domestic and international flights, the city’s continuing prosperity seems assured.