Introduction

The City of Cebu (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Sugbo, Filipino: Lungsod ng Cebu, Spanish: Ciudad de Cebú) is the capital city of the province of Cebu and is the “second city” of the Philippines, being the center of Metro Cebu, the second most populous Metropolitan area in the Philippines after Metro Manila. With a population of 866,171 as per the 2010 census, it is the fifth most populated city in the country. Cebu City is a significant center of commerce, trade and education in the Visayas area.
The city is located on the eastern shore of Cebu island. It is the first Spanish settlement and the oldest city in the Philippines. Cebu is the Philippines’ main domestic shipping port and is home to about 80% of the country’s domestic shipping companies.[citation needed] It is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu, which includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-lapu, Mandaue, Naga, Talisay and the municipalities of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando . Metro Cebu has a total population of about 2.55 million people (2010 Census). Cebu City is bordered to the northeast by Mandaue City and the town of Consolacion, to the west are Toledo City, and the towns of Balamban and Asturias, to the south are Talisay City and the town of Minglanilla. Across Mactan Strait to the east is Mactan Island.

 

Places to Visit in Cebu
Aguinid Falls
Alta Vista
Basilica Del Sto.Niño
Bojo River
Bugoy Bikers
Carmelite Monastery
Casa Gorordo Museum
Cebu Heritage Monument
Crocolandia
Fort San Pedro
Jesuit House
Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary
Kalanggaman Islet
Kawasan Falls
Lapu-lapu Statue
Mantayupan Falls
Marcelo Fernan Bridge
Metropolin Cathedral
Montaneza Falls
Mountains View Nature Park
Rainforest Park
Simala Shrine
St.James Amusement Park
Taoist Temple
Tingko Beach
Tops
Tumalog Falls