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Cebu's Heritage City

When you are travelling to the south of Cebu, you can not miss it. I’m talking about Carcar City’s rotunda. But other than the rotunda, the city also has a number of structures built during the Spanish and American periods in the country. This is the reason why the city is referred to as Cebu’s Heritage City.
Carcar is only about an hour away from the City of Cebu. It has beautiful heritage houses (as declared by the National Historical Institute) which include the Don Mercado mansion built in 1906, the Don Florencio Noel house (also referred to as Ang Dakong Balay) and the Osmena-Sarmiento House (Balay na Tisa), The city is also known for its delicacies: Ampao (made of dried rice), Bukarilyo (made of coconut) and my favorite Carcar Chicharon (deep fried pork skin).
I only had a very short time to explore the city while I was in Cebu last August. I would love to visit the place again and do some more exploration of its rich history πŸ™‚

Carcar Rotunda by night

Note: This post is also linked with Wednesday Whites,Β Blog Photo ChallengeΒ and Tuesday Travels.

14 thoughts on “Cebu's Heritage City”

  1. I’ve been to carcar couple of times. It was a long bus trip but if you really like to travel and learn about other places you wouldn’t mind. did you buy their famous delicacy there. Thanks for sharing

  2. Good for you sis. And, I’m glad you had the fun exploring the place though it was only for a short time..
    Thank’s for joining!

  3. I have only been to Cebu a couple times and it wasn’t for pleasure jud so I would really love to go back there again someday. Karon kay daghan na kaayo attraction. It helps nga my BIL is based there so naa jud mi reason makaadto didto puhon. πŸ™‚
    BPC hop!

  4. my mom’s family is originally from Cebu– i don’t remember going to this place, though… we only go for family reunions and usually don’t have enough time to explore the city. Thanks for joining WW, Lors!

  5. I never been to Car2x Sis Deli though I love to munch the ampaw that is made from Car2x:-) My two sisters live in Cebu as well but they live in Lapu-Lapu city πŸ™‚ Beautiful night picture which I always miss πŸ™‚ Dropping by from TT

  6. kalami sa ampao ug chicharon iapil na ang bukarilyo..halata jud ko nga ulit lol.. i have only been to cebu once for a supposed field trip pero laag lang diay to

  7. i’ve been to cebu twice but its all work so never got the chance to really explore the city…i hope our family can go back there again to see the heritage city. πŸ™‚ thanks for the info. visiting from WW, hope to see you around. thanks and have a nice week. πŸ™‚

  8. I would love to go to Cebu our province πŸ™‚ Camotes Cebu bisaya man gyud he he! But too sad I’ve never been there yet. Thanks for sharing this photo sis now I can feel that I was there πŸ™‚ Visiting from TT here is my entry: The Washington DC Monuments

  9. I have visited a lot of big cities/tourist attractions all over Luzon and Mindanao but I have never been to Cebu. I heard it’s really nice and pretty there…I hope to visit someday…:-)
    Visiting thru Tuesday Travels…

  10. Basta naa gani monument to show off, I can tell that is is a historical spot jud. I wish to visit Cebu one more time! I have been there a couple times but I never had a blast kay limited kaayo ang time!
    Thanks for joining in the last TT! Please join again! A brand new linky is now up! Hope to see you, sis!
    ‘D Travelholic

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