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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  • This is a really small fort. We were expecting to be there for ages but it's small. Very relaxing and pretty to stroll through. Interesting. Cheap entrance fee. There was a wedding taking place whilst...  more »
  • Honestly this place exceeded my expectations! It’s a well preserved piece of Cebu history and we quite enjoyed walking around the grounds. Definitely worth a visit if you’re traveling here for the fir...  more »
  • I don't know as it is not recommended in the. Might be good to go as SNS purpose as a place just to take pictures of historic buildings. May may I take photos with my wife in various places, and only returned once we leave.
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  • Interesting fort and a few photos in the gallery. Quiet compared to the outside streets. You can walk on the fort wall, which has palm trees and grass on it. Entrance fee is 30 pesos.
  • The government has done a very good effort in preserving all the artifacts inside the Fort San Pedro as well as the Fort it self, if you want to know more about the detailed story about the history of Cebu then you must visit this place in Cebu.
  • beautiful park with big trees. the dance practice ground and preachers debate ground. Well maintained park with good security.
  • Well-maintained grounds. Clean. Approachable staff. Good for pre-nup pictorials.
  • Take time to read the information they provided to add a historical flavor to the experience in this fort. Walking down the wall gives you a good view of the surrounding areas.

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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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