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Colon Street

Colon Street
This is my Fourth Destination in Going Back to the History of Cebu

After my tour in Cebu Cathedral Museum, I showed my map to the receptionist if what's the nearest destination in my list and what street I'll take and they responded appropriately.  So from the museum, I was walking on the side going to my next destination when I saw a familiar obelisk in the intersection along Colon Street, I think it's a hundred meters from the museum.

Colon street is said to be oldest street and shortest road in the Philippines.  It was name after Christopher Columbus who bears different names (Spanish: Cristobal Colon, Italian: Cristoforo Colombo, Protuguese: Cristovao Colombo.)  It was established by the Spanish arrived in Cebu in 1565, led by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi (a Spanish conquistador.)  The local government erected Colon Monument in the intersection of the street.

Along this street are commercial centers and shops, catering different services.  When I conducted some short research about this place, I knew that this street serves as the home of prostitutes.  According to the residents, there were a lot of old houses along the street, which looks like Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur few decades ago.  But now, I didn't see anything that deals with the history.

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