Learn 10 Cebu facts in just 60 seconds. Cebu is the home of the first Filipino hero. Cebu is where Ferdinand Magellan set foot for the first time in the Philippine soil. Cebu is famous for its lechon, or roasted pig. Malapascua Island in Cebu is the only place on the planet where you can dive with Thresher Sharks.The oldest street in the country can be found in Cebu City.In 1565, the Spaniards arrived in Cebu and founded the well-known Cebu street Colon. The street is named after the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, also known in Spanish as Cristóbal Colón. Cebu is home to the country's oldest Christian relic. Ferdinand Magellan presented the image of Santo Nino to Rajah Humabon and Queen Juana sometime in 1521. Fort San Pedro in Cebu is the Philippines' smallest Spanish outpost. Cebu City is the oldest Spanish city in the Philippines. The Spanish established their first capital here before moving to Manila. Cebu is home to the oldest school in the Philippines and Asia. The University of San Carlos, formerly known as the Colegio de San Ildefonso, was founded in 1595 by Spanish Jesuits. Tourists can swim with whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu.
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