Lapu-Lapu Shrine

The Lapu-Lapu shrine is a 20-meter bronze statue found in an enclosed park at Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City. This statue was erected in honor of Datu Lapu-Lapu, a native leader who defeated Spanish soldiers and killed the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. This landmark is being preserved for historical conservation because it is in this very spot that the first Philippine battle happened on April 27, 1521.

This place is located along the shores of Punta Engaño, covering the whole area where the historical battle took place. A 100 years old monument of Lapu-Lapu can be found in this place. A brief history of the place is also engraved on one of its monuments.

Many people, especially students from all over the region, visit this place for historical purposes. Some would just visit the place just to stroll around, do some picture-taking, and feel the sea breeze.

Inside the park are stores that sell different souvenir items. Also located along the park are seafood restaurants which make the place so conducive for family outings and picnics.


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