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Rizaliana Museum (Cebu City)

By its name, one could foretell what's inside this memento-filled repository which draws history enthusiasts apparently in quest for more knowledge about our national hero's past. His love stories. his artistic works, scholastic records and other things be had left behind for us to see as living testimonies of his unforgettable deeds.

The Rizaliana Museum came to existence sometime in 1952 when Dr. Jose Rizal's sister, Doña Trinidad happened to visit Cebu bringing with her the personal belongings of the late hero. She donated them all to the museum which later became the Philippines' biggest collection of Rizal's memorabilia, according to the museum curator, Lucio Pulmones.

Museo Sugbo (M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu)

Museo Sugbo is Cebu's provincial meseum located along M.J. Cuenco Avenue, a part of an old Spanish-era district in Cebu City. This was once the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), home of the famous dancing inmates. Before it became CPDRC, it was called Carcel de Cebu. Designed by Dominggo de Escondrillas in 1869, the building was constructed to be the main prison for the Visayas district. Withstanding both time and the elements, Carcel de Cebu's structures made of coral stone and lime mortar have now become Cebu's history keeper.

Simala Church (Sibonga, Cebu)

The road to Divine assistance always seems to lead to this well-know church in Sibonga, whose patron saint is the Blessed Virgin Mary. Various stories about miracles have been relayed through testimonies, documents, medals, even school supplies and other articles, which are instruments to the tales of success.

The faithful from afar who have known inspiring stories of healing from their various illnesses, passing exams, dreams realized and other personal petitions converge in the place apparently hopeful that these miracles may also be duplicated in their lives.

 

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