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Taoist Temple

Situated in Beverly Hills Subdivision in Cebu City, the Taoist temple was built in 1972
and is the center of Taoism religion worship following th teachings of ancient Chinese philosopher,
Lao Tze.

Taoist Temple is considered as one of the many tourist destinations in Cebu. The Taoist Temple
is open to both worshipers and non-worshipers, however, current policies are giving more
priority to worshipers and imposing time limits to visiting tourists within the premises.

The temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi. Another ritual among Taoist devotees, which is done during Wednesdays and Sundays, is the climbing of its 81 steps (representing the 81 chapters of Taoism scriptures) to light joss sticks and have their fortune read by the monks.

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Casa Gorordo

Casa Gorordo Museum was declared a national historical landmark on September 24, 1991.

Built in the mid 19th Century by Alendro Reynes Y Rosales and was then bought by Juan Isidro de Gorordo,
father of the first Filipino  Bishop, Juan Gorordo,  in 1863.

RAFI maintains and opens to the public the 19th century residence of first Cebuano Bishop Juan Garces Gorordo, now known as the Casa Gorordo Museum. This Cebuano lifestyle museum was recognized as a national historical landmark by the National Historical Institute in 1991. It showcases 19th and 20th century Philippine lifestyle and architecture of the period.

Believing that a confident community begins with a strong sense of identity, RAFI helps communities understand, value, and share their culture and heritage with others.

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Fort San Pedro

One of the distinguishable landmark of Cebu is Fort San Pedro. Built for military defense
by the Spaniards.

Fuerza San Pedro, the fort is described as built of stone mortar with a terraplein where guns are mounted. The fort contains the necessary buildings. The largest of these buildings was the “Cuerpo de Guardia” where the personnel that manned the fort lived. Adjacent to it was the “Vivende del Teniente” which was the living quarters of the lieutenant of the Fort. In between the aforementioned buildings is a well. At one corner attached to the walls of the bastion San Miguel (NE) was the “Alamazaros del Rivera” (powder magazine where the fort’s supply or arms and gunpowder from Manila were stored).

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