Carcar Cebu

Carcar Cebu

Reymond and I are members of non-profit organization iLearners Inc., promoting literacy in rural Cebu. Lunas Elementary School, which is in Carcar, is one of three adopted schools benefiting from iLearners projects for 5 years now. And it’s about time I do a post about this lovely city!

 

Home to structures  from Spanish to American period, Carcar City is coined the Heritage City of Cebu. The Carcar Plaza hosts several heritage structures like the Don Mariano A. Mercado Museum and the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

 

Don Mariano A. Mercado Museum

Don Mariano A. Mercado Museum

 

Church of St. Catherine de Alexandria, Carcar Cebu

Church of St. Catherine de Alexandria, Carcar Cebu

 

Church of St. Catherine de Alexandria, Carcar Cebu

Church of St. Catherine de Alexandria, Carcar Cebu

 

 

Just across the Carcar Plaza is Sta. Catalina street where you can find quaint and several heritage houses with very distinctive architectural details including the Sarmiento -Osmena House which is famously called Balay na Tisa.

Old houses in Carcar

Old houses in Carcar

Old houses in Carcar

Old houses in Carcar

Old houses in Carcar

Old houses in Carcar

Old houses in Carcar

Old houses in Carcar

Old houses in Carcar

Old houses in Carcar

Carcar once stood as the center of the culture and arts of Cebu South, and Carcar Rotunda is one of the testaments of many Carcaranon artistic acumen. Considered one of the busiest rotundas in Cebu, it is a turning point not just for municipal transportation but also from neighboring provinces like Dumaguete, as buses pass by here from that city  to the City of Cebu.

Carcar Rotunda

Carcar Rotunda

 

 

Carcar Cebu

Carcar Cebu

 

 

Heritage City of Cebu, Carcar

Heritage City of Cebu, Carcar

Heritage City of Cebu, Carcar

Heritage City of Cebu, Carcar

 

Century Old Tress in Carcar

Century Old Tress in Carcar

How to get to Carcar Cebu?

About 60-90 minutes from Cebu City depending on your mode of transportation. Driving to Carcar will take around 60 minutes from the city of Cebu and about 1.5 hours if riding a bus from Cebu South Bus Terminal.