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Lapu Lapu Statue, Lapu Lapu

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Monument · Tourist Spot
Dedicated to the first Philippine hero who resisted the Spanish colonization, Lapu Lapu Statue commemorates the nation's fight for independence. Ironically overlooking Magellan's monument, the 20 m (65.5 ft) high bronze statue stands on a white brick pillar and portrays the Visayan chieftain in traditional garb, holding a machete and shield. Explore the surrounding exotic forest and its shrines, breathe in the salty ocean air, and cap off your visit with a stop at the surrounding shops to buy souvenirs. Days can get very hot here, so wear sunscreen and carry extra water with you. To visit Lapu Lapu Statue on your trip to Lapu Lapu, use our Lapu Lapu online trip itinerary planner.
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  • Nice to revisit the past to appreciate the present. :-) Historically speaking, Christianity was gained because of this strong man who fought for freedom against intruders in this land.  more »
  • The statue is cool to see, but it's just a statue. It doesn't do or say anything. Can't get anything from it, like all other statues. The story behind the statue is interesting. The area the statue...  more »
  • A shrine in honor of the 16th century native Visayan chieftain Lapu-Lapu who slayed the navigator Magellan who was trying to conquer the island for Spain and make the natives subjects of the Spanish king. A place to see for the history enthusiasts.
  • Perfect place to reminiscing, a place for chilling the view and the wide surroundings with newly built pathways and other stuffs around the area.

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