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Cebu Travel Guide - Your destination overview of Cebu, Philippines

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Known as the Queen City of the south, the multicultural city of Cebu is located on Cebu Island in the Philippines. This vibrant city is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world as Cebu seamlessly blends interesting attractions and rich culture with modern facilities.

According to recent figures, Cebu is the fastest growing city in the Philippines and visitors will find a large number of amenities here such as world-class hotels, restaurants and modern shopping centers. Getting around the metropolis is simple as there are plenty of taxis available and fares are relatively low.

However, many people are drawn to Cebu for its exotic culture and stunning beaches. Many visitors divide their time between sunning themselves on the beach and exploring chapels and churches, before hitting the bars and restaurants after the sun sinks behind the horizon.

Parian

This was once Cebu's Chinese district and features a number of interesting old buildings such as Casa Gorodo and the Jesuit Residence. Many of the buildings here date back to the 18th century, making this a good place for sightseeing.

Downtown

A large number of top end hotels can be found in this part of the city. A range of interesting churches and chapels also reside here, making downtown a good stop off for visitors.

Midtown

This is a major sightseeing area as it features attractions such as the University of San Carlos Museum. There are plenty of places to spend the night here as well as some good restaurants. 

Uptown

Famed for its vibrant nightlife, the Uptown district is a good place to play. Shopping is also a popular pastime here and one of the area's most prominent attractions is the Mabolo Church. 

Colon Street

Named after Christopher Columbus, this is believed to be the oldest street in the Philippines. Colon Street features a number of fashionable shops as well as bars and cinema complexes.