August 7, 2019
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Known for its tourist destinations rich in cultural heritage, Cebu City boasts of wonderful places to visit. One may be familiar with Magellan’s Cross, Sumilo Island, and Oslob Whale Shark-watching, yet there are still other beautiful places. We’ve listed down three breathtaking attractions in Cebu. While you are traveling in this city, elevate your stay experience at Citadines Cebu City. The fourth of Citadines Apart’hotel in the country is set to open in October this year. With its Ascott Host program together with the warm hospitality of the Visayan region, guests will certainly enjoy their travel in Cebu.

Temple of Leah. (Photograph from Out of Town Blog)

Cebu’s Taj Mahal

With its intricate architecture, the Temple of Leah is often compared to the Taj Mahal. Local and foreign visitors stand in awe with the temple’s Greek-inspired architecture. It features gigantic lion statues, brass angels, and a grand staircase. These interesting decors only add to the wonderful interiors of the temple’s 24 chambers, museum, and library. These contain the memorabilia and treasures of the late Leah Albino-Adarna. Like the story of the Taj Mahal, Leah’s husband Teodorico Soriano Adarna built this temple out of his love for her.

Sirao Flower Garden. (Photograph from MJ Magallon)

The little Amsterdam

For professional photographers and even enthusiasts of casual photography, you will certainly love the Sirao Flower Garden. Situated at the elevated area of Busay, the garden is a lovely oasis of celosia flowers in orange, yellow, and purple hues. With the lone windmill and the cold breeze in this area, you are bound to have a peaceful time here. Tourists recount their experience like going to the Netherlands.

Tops Lookout. (Photograph from Almera Talks)

Panoramic view

Perfect for daytime picnics and casual dinners, Tops Lookout offers a breathtaking view of Cebu City’s skyline. Standing 600 meters above the city, this is an excellent area to witness the grandeur of Cebu’s buildings, including Mactan Bridge and neighboring islands. To stay at a longer time and enjoy the view especially at sunset, there are cafes where you can indulge in scrumptious treats. Bring a jacket with you as the weather can get quite cold at night.

Bedroom unit in Citadines Cebu City. (Photograph from Ascott)

Elevate your stay

After exploring some of the picturesque attractions of Cebu, you can rest at the wonderful Citadines Cebu City hotel. It will open on October 2019, in time for travels during the Holiday season. The moment you enter the apart’hotel, your Ascott Hosts will give you a gift basket of your favorite treats. The hosts can elevate your travel experience with their tips on the best tourist places in the city and its local food. They also organize activities, neighborhood get-togethers, and give you small gifts to make you feel right at home.

The beautiful hotel features a casual feel with its tropical coastal colors of interiors. Local weaves, shell inlays, natural wood, and latticework make the decor and furnishings. For the apartment units, each boasts of wireless internet access, fully-equipped kitchen, and built-in washer and dryer. There are also conference rooms for business travelers and gyms for guests to stay fit. With these facilities and warm hospitality, you can certainly enjoy your stay in Cebu City.

For more information and updates, visit www.citadines.com, or visit their Facebook page.

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