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Fort San Pedro, Cebu City
(3.4/5 based on 750+ 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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  • It only take few minutes and Short walk to see the whole place but its beautiful. Almost all of the visitors during my visit were couples. 
  • We walked there for a while but you can tell that this is an old historical place. It is right beside ticketing offices which is a great place to pass time as you wait for your boat. 
  • Fort san Pedro is small so only takes a short while to walk around. If you are in the city and looking for some history this would be a nice place to visit. It is nearby to a few other sights as well. 
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  • This place is so cool, This is one of Cebu's historical places, Here you can see lots of old stuff like balsa, pots, cones, old pictures during the war, canons, monuments, and more historical things. This area is so big, This was the base of Filipinos during the old war. Many tourist visits here everyday. They love to take pictures and some make videos here. Some bloggers love to film here because of the large area and vintage surroundings.
  • Very beautiful and historic. It's also a very romantic place at night especially when the moon is bright and big to bring your lover on the top fort to just chill and enjoy the view.
  • Nice little fort, must see. This is the main attraction of Cebu city. Close to pier one. Entrance fee is 30 php in 2016. There is a free restroom inside the fort. Small exhibition. You can walk around on the top of the walls.
  • Magnificent and impossing. Small yet sturdy. Inside you will be pleased with their museum and art gallery. The quadrangle is very clean and the corridors are romantic. Strolling with your love ones is worth trying.
  • 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.