A Vist to Cebu’s Historical Place: Oslob Heritage Park
The Oslob Heritage Park is one of the historically significant places in Cebu. You will find Calle Aragones, Immaculate Conception Church, Cuartel, and Baluarte which were built during the Spanish colonial era.
The Oslob Heritage Park is only 15 to 20 minutes away from Brgy. Tan-Awan where you can watch or swim with the whale sharks. Our morning activity was whale shark watching and after having lunch, we had an option to visit the Tumalog Falls or go to one of Cebu’s historical places.
We’ve had enough water activities so we went to Oslob Heritage Park instead.
Oslob Heritage Park
Calle Aragones is the oldest street in Oslob that was named after the Parish priest during the Spanish era, Fr. Jose Aragones.
Immaculate Conception Church
The Immaculate Conception Church is one of the older churches in Cebu. The building commenced on May 4, 1830, and was completed in 1848.
The church was hit by several fire incidents: back in 1942 where it was burned down by Flipino guerilla. Another fire destroyed the church in 1955. And in 2008, the church was gutted down by the fire again.
It destroyed the interior of this 19th-century church, sparing only the image of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and the other 73 icons near the door to the bell tower.
Up to the present, major reconstructions were made thus the church is back to its original state.
The Spanish Cuartel or Cuartel de España was supposed to be the military barracks of the Spanish soldiers. The barracks were not completed because of the arrival of the Americans.
Coral stones were used to build the Spanish Cuartel.
Baluarte is one of the watchtowers built along the coastline of Oslob in 1788. Since Oslob is a seaside town, Baluarte was built to keep watch on raiders.
Museo Oslob is located behind the Cuartel. This museum houses the antiques that were contributed by the people of Oslob.
During our visit, the museum was closed so I did not get to explore it.
I was fascinated by the Oslob Heritage Park. From its fresh air to the view of the coastline, the park is a good place to stop and relax for a moment.
We only stayed here for less than 30 minutes. It was enough time to know more about this historical place in Oslob.
After our visit to the Oslob Heritage Park, we traveled toOsmeña Peak.
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