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Fort San Pedro, Cebu City

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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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  • Very visited during a trip with his wife. Going in, guns, Cannon, there. I think it was a fortress. Teacher takes students to the class.
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  • Smaller than I'd anticipated and not a huge amount inside, but interesting nonetheless. A serious lack of signage and information about the Fort was a shame, but it's quite atmospheric and worth a vis...  more »
  • Parking was easy. Paid very little entrance fee to do a self-guided tour. Impressed with its history and displays. Hope to return soonest.  more »
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  • A really nice old fort. Bunch of pictures of the Philippines way back when. Are also able to walk along the wall of the fort for some good photo opportunities.
  • Really nice place. If you want yo have a picnic the grass is clean. Very nice old house too.
  • Considered as one of the oldest and smallest fort in the Philippines. Few minutes walk from the Magellan's cross. You need to pay 30 pesos entrance fee
  • Historic fortification built by the Spaniards. Has a beautiful but small museum of old photographs of Cebu. Rather small but we'll maintained.
  • There's always time to take in a city's history and culture. Exploring Fort San Pedro the oldest Fort in the Philippines!

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Where to stay in Cebu City

The most popular place to stay in Cebu City remains uptown, particularly around the university district near Junquera Street station. Here you'll find a good range of hotels, hostels, and guesthouses of varying quality, but with a well-established base level representing value for money. Further north, look along Dalan Osmena to find a good number of standard and luxury hotels located north and south of the roundabout. The downtown area has more closely knitted streets, with just a few guesthouses located along primarily residential roads.
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