Despite having a long history with over four centuries of colonial rule, surprisingly few old buildings and structures are left in Cebu. The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño was first built in 1565, then rebuilt several times, with the current structure dating back to 1737. The basilica is in the centre of Cebu and attracts a large number of pilgrims on Sundays. Fort San Pedro was also set up either in 1565 under Miguel López de Legazpi, the Spanish conqueror of the Philippines, or much later in 1630. The fort is located close to the waterfront and is reasonably well preserved. The Chinese community of Cebu has set up a Taoist temple on the hills surrounding Cebu.
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