SM Seaside City: 10 Sights for Cebu’s New Site

Apart from Sinulog Festival, Temple of Leah, Sirao Flower Farm, Malapascua Island, Oslob’s gentle giants, and Magellan’s Cross, the Queen City of the South gave us another reason to packs our bags, book a flight, and see its beauty for ourselves: the SM Seaside City Cebu.

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Designed by Arquitectonica, an international firm based in Miami, Florida, the circular-shaped mall opened its doors to the public last November 2015. The four-story mall was said to be one of the largest malls in the country with at least 800+ shops to choose from, 16-lane bowling amusement center, five theaters, and one Imax Theater!

Still not convinced with its grandeur? Here, we listed what else is there to watch out for the newly opened mall by the sea:

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1. The Cube


Inspired by SM Mall of Asia’s globe, SM Seaside City boasts of its 21×21 meter sculptural piece called The Cube, which makes a perfect backdrop for photo opportunities with its dazzling led lights. Interestingly, The Cube forms the word “Cebu” when rearranged.

2. Ice Skating Rink

Unleash your inner Ice Princess moves and glide on ice at Cebu’s world-class and only ice skating rink!

3. Spiral Staircases


Having to see all four whimsical, color-coded spiral staircases in SM Seaside City is one of the signs that you have already went around the mall. Now, we wouldn’t be surprised if these staircases are evidently displayed in your Instagram feed when in Cebu.

4. The Cinemas


No other better way to binge-watch in Cebu than in their theaters: cushy recliners at the Director’s Club or Large Screen Cinema that’s 30 percent bigger than other screens. What is more, live shows and concerts are graced in Centerstage.

Thankfully, all theaters in SM Seaside City are PWD-friendly!

5. Bowling


For when you need a total pack of entertainment with your family or friends, the SM Bowling Amusement Center is surely here to suffice your needs. It has 16 lanes state of the4 art bowling, three KTV rooms, billiards nooks, and snack corners to keep the ball rolling!

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6. Food Court


While most buffet restaurants in the metro caters different Asian and Western cuisines, SM Seaside City’s food court did not fall short on having almost the same. It has food from around the world perfected with a view of the Seaside Tower and flickering ceiling décor.

7. The Unparalleled View


For when you’re exhausted from all the happenings in the mall, an unparalleled view at the wide expanse of the blue sea and lush greens from the Sky Park is here to relax your senses.

8. Chapel of Pedro Calungsod


Following Pedro Calungsod’s canonization last October 21, the Chapel was named after the first saint of Visayas, Calungsod. Start or end your day right with the 100-wall Chapel of Pedro Calungsod is found right near the mall!

9. Playground


Let the kids have the time of their life in the Playground situated in the Sky Park while you’re going one with nature.

10. The SM Seaside Tower

Though this far above the ground piece is only about to completed soon, we bet it will be all worth the wait with the sights to behold it shall offer to the mall-goers.

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SM Seaside City Cebu is located at Corner SRP-Mambaling Road, Cebu South Coastal Road, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu.


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