The Highway Lead to Oslob Heritage

4/01/2018 Hector Miñoza 0 Comments

A walk through at the edge of Cebu Province archaic beauty


Oslob is a 4th class coastal municipality situated in the southern edge of Cebu Province with a population of 30,000 people. It is a hub of activity with several tourist attractions to offer to the hoards of visitors who stop by. This coastal town became popular for whale shark watching which gives tourists the opportunity to swim with the gentle giants locally known as Butanding. However, there's more to Oslob than just swimming with the whale sharks. It is also home to a white beach island and a number of heritage structures from the Spanish colonization era.


Selfie at Oslob famous ruin known as "The Cuartel"

This Google Local Guides contains useful information on how to get there, and what to do in Oslob for an overnight stay to help you plan your trip...

HOW TO GET THERE:

CEBU CITY TO OSLOB


Originally we arrived in Mactan-Cebu International Airport at 3:00 PM in our Day 1 Itinerary and headed right away to the South Bus Terminal to caught a 3-hour bus ride [through Ceres Bus] bound all the way to Oslob where we stayed for a few night at GT Seaside Inn.


To make sure of your arrival, tell the bus attendant to drop you off at 7-Eleven besides Oslob Public Market.


7-Eleven @ Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Oslob, Province of Cebu

WHAT TO DO:

Day 2 (Sunday) Itinerary: A stroll at Oslob Heritage Park


I came, I saw, and I shoot the ancient splendor of Oslob enduring charm ruins that have surpassed more than 122 years of history. Oslob remains to be in its grandeur worthy for tourism postcard.

The Cuartel
An unfinished building made of coral blocks. This was intended to be a barracks for Spanish soldiers assigned in Oslob. Construction started in 1860 but remained unfinished at the end of Spanish colonization in 1898.













Ruins of the Baluarte
The Baluarte (or watchtower) was built in 1788 and is one of the seven watchtowers built along the coastline of Oslob. It was utilized by the Spanish guards to observe the surrounding area in looking out for Moro invaders.








Fr. Julian Bermejo Monument
The statue of Fr. Julian Bermejo who was hailed by Cebuanos as “El Parroco Capitan” for his courage and military prowess and for initiating the construction of the Immaculate Conception Parish Church.








Church of the Immaculate Conception
Made of cut coral stones, construction of this church started in 1830 and was finished 18 years later. It was burned downed thrice: during the World War II in 1945, in 1955 and in 2008 which gutted the church's interior but spared the image of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception inside a glass case.















Museo Oslob
Strictly no pictures allowed inside. Entrance to Oslob Museum is free. Inside you’ll see antiques contributed by the locals of this town.













Quartel Beach
The beautiful baywalk scenery in front of the Oslob town enduring charm ruins.















Oslob Municipal Plaza

















Breakfast @ Oslob Public Market















Back to GT Seaside Inn























Lunch @ Paul & Madz Restaurant












0 comments: