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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cebu City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • The entry price is so cheap plus you can have a free guided tour. The staff are really friendly and speak a high level of English, they also offered guidance on where else to visit. The place is small...  more »
  • Old Fort is located close to the coast of Cebu City. Visit the set because it is within walking distance from the Santo Niño Church. Including around has become a big park. Old fortress made of coral rock. Scale is not a too big height 2 ~ is the building on the 3rd floor. It is often these old Fort Park, became a place of recreation and relaxation for citizens. Also decorated trees and tropical flowers, plants shade the feeling sometimes. Making Japanese from these plants are colorful, really stunning and interesting. Young local women dressed up as paid services will shoot by photographer, long time was Memorial taken.
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  • This in one of the place we visited in our city guided tour package fort San Pedro is a historical place not just in cebu but in all Philippine it’s not as big as the fort I visited .. this is a must ...  more »
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  • The place was great. We paid for the entrance fee for 20 pesos since my friends and I were students, only if you can provide an ID. For the regular fee, it's 25 pesos. It's great for dates and all but make sure to bring food because they don't have food stands inside. The historical place has collections of pictures and paintings and historical things that connects to the history of civilization of the City of Cebu and during the colonization of the Spaniards.
  • The place is really preserved and appreciated. Very historical and something to be proud of during the Spanish Era. It is a perfect place if you are really into history. It's peaceful and relaxing. I just hope that the attendants could be more pleasing and hospitable.
  • This place is not great but also not bad. if you have some spare time you can come and visit. You will pay the entrance fee and after that you can take the tour guide which is for free. Told us some interesting information but most of the time when we asked some additional questions she said I don´t know. Interesting place to visit.
  • I have a high standard of forts, coming from a state in India where an erstwhile king built fabulous forts commanding stunning views of the mountains and lakes of Maharashtra. That being said - San Pedro is beautiful. Very well maintained, lovely location, and friendly staff. And full of cats, that can never be a bad thing! Sure, there's not much to do here and if you're not into history, there's limited interest as well. But it's a great stopover for a few minutes even if you're the type who rabidly stays away from guidebook recommendations. I went during Sinulog eve, the place was bustling, with a concert happening in the nearby park. Gorgeous.
  • This is a great place to visit and walk around. This fort dates back to Magellan landing and subsequent establishment of Spanish foothold four decades later. A volunteer tour guide who was in tourism major went through the key sites and historical facts. Was a great learning opportunity to appreciate the historical significance of Cebu. A couple of blocks away is Magellan's Cross site and Sto Nino Cathedral which was originally built in 1565. Also an interesting place to visit.
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