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Fort San Pedro, Cebu City

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.4/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great for a visit to get a better understanding of the impact both the Spanish and US people had on the Philipines, and in particular Cebu. There are still cannons in place and the fort overlooks inde...  read more »
  • Fort San Pedro looks more like Intramorous. But small in terms of size area. Its well maintain and is one of the ruins or historical place in Cebu. Very informative and they have this gallery museum i...  read more »
  • No big deal during staff knows the history of this in advance, and pay the entry fee. I think that is just in a mere stone wall seen from the outside.
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  • As mentioned by the Fort Guide, this is the only complete Fort in the whole country. The old steel cannons are still mounted on almost every corner of the walled fort. A museum and a little tour are also inside, highlighting the prowess of the Datus and old settlement communities, and also of Mactan Hero, Lapu-Lapu and his fight with Spanish Adventurer, Ferdinand Magellan.
  • Magnificent and impossing. Small yet sturdy. Inside you will be pleased with there museum and art gallery. The quadrangle is very clean, the corridors are romantic. Strolling with your love ones is worth trying.
  • It's nice to have such an historical building close to the heart of a city to give you an enjoyable break in your day. I've made visits several times and having a personal tour of the fort by a well informed person was very nice.
  • One of the great collection of artifacts so far. If you love to see our history, this is a must place to visit.
  • Its one of the best place in cebu. Historical and cultural site. Loved it
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