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Morion's PhotoTravel Diaries| 30 Minutes Visit to Heritage Park of Oslob, Cebu

"South Cebu's beauty, stories, and nature amazes my senses-  I always feel it's my first time.." 

I am staying here in Cebu for almost three years now- as it is required in the nature of my job. I already explored every side even the mountainous part of the province - meaning from South to North, from East to West  as well as the Islands!  

Speaking of southern part of the province, town of Oslob ranked number one on my list. It is indeed South Cebu's finest! Whale and dolphin watching, Sumilon Island, white sand beaches and blue water- simply defines the town's beauty and nature.

Newest place to visit in this interesting town is not a beach, not an island resort ...
I am talking about The Heritage Park located along the town's boulevard area - very close to the public beach and just in front of the town's Spanish Colonial Era Church. The park is the location of the hundred years old watchtower ruins called Cuartel, served as prison building during Spanish time - as old as the church.

I really appreciate and salute how the people and government of Oslob protects their natural resources and history.

PHOTOWALK




Ruins of the Spanish Era Watchtower. 






Cuartel of Oslob: Built by Spaniards on 1898 believed to be one of its kind in the country.


The National heritage Church of Oslob (Built 1830-1848)


HOW TO GET THERE
Travel going to the Town of Oslob from Cebu City takes 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours via Bus (Cebu South Bus Terminal) or V-Hire (Citilink).
Bus Lines - Ceres and SunRays, departs at CBST almost every 15 minutes.
Passengers can choose whether ordinary or air-conditioned, and the fare ranges from 100 to 150 pesos.
Ask the driver/conductor to drop you at Oslob's town proper or "Eskina Munisipyo/Pulis Station".
The park is walking distance - 5 minutes walk from the highway/Eskina. 


NOTE: Other Ruins of the watchtowers are also located in some Barangays of Oslob - Daan Lungsod and Lagundi, if you still have the time to visit, Go!


This is my entry to Pinoy Travel Bloggers' Blog Carnival for the month of September 2012, hosted by Ding Fuellos of The Pinoy Explorer with the theme "Visayas Roundup". Click the logo below to read the other entries:

37 comments:

  1. Such places are really worth going to and capturing for future reminiscing and sharing. :)

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  2. thanks for sharing this, kala ko bantayan and malapascua na lang ang pwede ko puntahan sa cebu.

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  3. Ang ganda Jeffrey! Another very photogenic place! I just want to take out my camera and shoot. I am in love with ruins and old buildings. Medyo cloudy ata noong pumunta ka but I can imagine just how pretty it would be bathed in sunlight at magic hour. :)

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  4. true mihi and Michelle! at ang sarap tumambay coz the place is public pero indi matao plus the beach and the blue sea sa side, sabi nga ng kasama q na bangla "Amazing":)

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  5. How I wish I could visit Oslob anytime soon. Your beautiful photos of the place entice seers to be there.

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  6. What a nice destination outside of Cebu City!

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  7. I would love to also come here and experience this. Are those wall ruins in oslob?

    I like it. Thanks for this Jeff.

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  8. ganda naman ng ruins na to... cebu is really rich in historic places... ingatan natin... Yahweh bless.

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  9. wow. great photos. i was so amazed on how time designed the watchtower.

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  10. I love heritage sites. Didn't know there's one in that part of Cebu so I'm glad I found it thru your feature. I love your captures too.

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  11. wow ang ganda ng lugar. tapos ang ganda pa ng pagkakauha mo ..perfect!wish to visit the place myself. :) Thanks for sharing this!

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  12. Oslob, Cebu? Where's it? North or South of Cebu? I've been to Cebu City for several times. But I never heard or knew about this National Heritage Park of Oslob, Cebu. The relics are comparable to Intramuros in Manila. What a historic place, I love it.

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  13. I really wonder why the Philippines is notorious for having churches as its main tourist selling point.

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  14. gusto ko yung mga ganitong lugar! So mind refreshing!

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  15. Very stunning. I like all the photos. The place is very inviting too. :)

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  16. its nice that old buildings are still preserve.. Philippines are very lucky that for having such magnificent old structures.

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  17. Cebu is my choice of place to leave when i retire .imentioned it already to my hubby .we will retire to Cebu ,Phils .and put up our own business.Ang daming magagandang place and one of them is The National Heritage Park.

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  18. ako na walang kwenta. cebuana pero di pa nakakapunta dyan sa lugar na yan. patiwakal na nga ako haha

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  19. i am a cebuana but i never remember i knew this place. then i realized this is a very very far place. that's why.

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  20. there are a lot of places pa pala in Cebu that I have yet to visit.

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  21. you really make it more outstanding with your photog, plus one it

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  22. you really make it more outstanding with your photog, plus one it

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  23. Tnx guys for dropping here,,, since some are interested to visit the place i am going to add "how to get there" portion on this post;) @jonathan: indi nman lng naman cguro s pinas yan, even other countries have tourist destinations na old churches or temples, i dont see any wrong qng dayuhin at ipromote ntn ang mga ganitong lugar kc national heritage to bka tayo lng may mga old structures n ganito and we must be proud kc napepreserve ntn, mas nakakakuha ng attention mas mapoprotektahan against pagkasira,,, i remember nkabasa aq ng post about an old church/structre na considered as one of the oldest na nasira n at napabayaan... We should speak for this national heritage as this is the mirror of who we are now as filipinos... Masarap magkwento sa nxt generation qng makikita nla na nkatayo pa:)

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  24. Very nice place. I ought to visit that place too soon! http://travel-on-a-shoe-string.blogspot.com/

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  25. a bit too far for me but at least i have a page to go back to if i visit cebu... soon i hope!


    Much support, Christia
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  26. looks so clean... if only manila could learn from how cebu maintains their parks...

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  27. Wow... Oslob Park looks so pretty! Thanks for the instructions. I really hope to explore more of Cebu someday. Beautiful photos!

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  28. love to explore the place myself. this would be my next destination.:)

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  29. Ganda ng architecture! We're planning to visit Oslob last week when we're in Cebu but we had little time so maybe next time! ヅ

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  30. i want to see that baluarte and church... babalik ako sa south Cebu soon! :)

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  31. looks cool as well as a fun trip. i always enjoyed walking tours and eurail train trips through Europe because you get to see so much of the european countryside zoom by.

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  32. I am just wondering why this message appear in your page below the header "SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone."

    It's in red font color.

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  33. I am so amazed with the pictures you have posted here. The place looks so wonderful and it's like alluring me to visit it. I have once been in Cebu, at the city, and toured around to nearby places by renting a scooter at book2wheel.com. I feel like I should visit again and check out this place.

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  34. well said beautiful place, i went all the way from cebu to oslob and came back though other side, stayed over night. in malaboyoc and next day went to see hot spring /mint springs. it was amazing then had lunch at moalboal in the evening went back to cebu. The best part i rented scooter and had so much fun going around different places. i found a website where i was able to rent a scooter in oslob. it is book2wheel.com other good thing about the website alot of location are avaible, like different cities and island

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