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Fort San Pedro, Cebu City

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Historic Site
A triangular stone block fortress with an impressive wooden gate, Fort San Pedro guards the entrance to Cebu with two of its sides facing the sea. Dating from the mid-16th century (with the present-day structure built in 1738), the fort remains the oldest and smallest stronghold in the Philippines. Explore the Virgin's Well and cannons on display in the palm-dotted courtyard, and climb up the three stone watchtowers overlooking the sea and the streets. A museum within the walls exhibits old photographs and sketches of the fort, and documents show its shape in the past and the founding of Cebu. Arrange to visit Fort San Pedro and other attractions in Cebu City using our Cebu City tourist route planner.
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  • Visiting the fort is a great way to transport yourself into Cebu's past. The exhibits inside provide a glimpse into yesteryear and with a good imagination you can imagine what the surrounding area loo...  more »
  • Super cool old Fort in the Heart of downtown Cebu and totally worth the visit. I have been here a few times with friends and family that visit and it's awesome. This area is great but gets sketchy at ...  more »
  • Fort San Pedro is a remnant of the Spanish occupation of Cebu. It is best to come here at night if you want an intimate date with your special someone. The place is well lit and security seems to be i...  more »
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  • It's smaller than its Manila counterpart, but I liked every part of the fort. I think we got there at the right time because it wasn't too crowded, giving me and my sister the chance to take pictures without any photo bombers. :)
  • A beautiful old fort with such a distinct history. Great staff!
  • This place is a fort built by the Spaniards that was preserved through the ages. They have a gallery full of old pictures. Here you will learn how the Cebu became of what it is today.
  • Made me feel like I am part of its interesting historical past.
  • Though small you do get a sense of Cebu's history here and their art gallery was quite informative