Calle Colon

 This monument marks the beginning of Calle Colon, or as its Tagalog name in the NHI marker suggest, Daan Colon. Mabini is the calle that intersects with Colon. This area was commonly referred to as Parian, the Filipino Hispano name for Chinatown during those days. Founded by Legazpi, it became the center of trade and activity, making it the most prosperous district during the early period of the colony.

This monument marks the beginning of Calle Colon, or as its Tagalogized name in the NHI marker suggest, Daan Colon. Mabini is the calle that intersects with Colon. This area was commonly referred to as Parian, the Filipino Hispano name for Chinatown during those days. Founded by Legazpi, it became the center of trade and activity, making it the most prosperous district during the early period of the colony.

Parians old fire station

Parian's old fire station

The Heritage of Cebu monument is a great tribute to the heritage of the province, in no way it conceals the Christian foundation of the province and its colossal influence that up until this day can be truly felt among these proud people. However, its location is somehow out of place, it would have been better if this massive art project, which by the looks of it cost a lot of money to build, was place in a more populous area, a place where it can be appreciated, its located in front of the Parian fire station in Mabini.

The Heritage of Cebu monument is a great tribute to the heritage of the province, in no way it conceals the Christian foundation of the province and its colossal influence that up until this day can be truly felt among these proud people. However, its location is somehow out of place, it would have been better if this massive art project, which by the looks of it cost a lot of money to build, was place in a more populous area, a place where it can be appreciated, its located in front of the Parian fire station in Mabini.

 The Yap Sandiego ancestral house is considered by many as one of the oldest (if not the oldest) bahay na bato in the country, its located in Mabini (Calle Binacayan) and is less than a block away from the Calle Colon marker. This Parian residence was said to have been built in late 17th century which should explain its distinctive form. It certainly looks unique compared to the other bahay na bato that still exist today. Entrance is P60 and there are interesting artifacts that can be seen inside.

The Yap Sandiego ancestral house is considered by many as one of the oldest (if not the oldest) bahay na bato in the country, its located in Mabini (Calle Binacayan) and is less than a block away from the Calle Colon marker. This Parian residence was said to have been built in late 17th century which should explain its distinctive form. It certainly looks unique compared to the other bahay na bato that still exist today. Entrance is P60 and there are interesting artifacts that can be seen inside.

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