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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  • October 4, 2017
    The fort served as a lookout for invaders to the region. Remnants of the barracks and cannons can be found. It has a view of the port area  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    The fort is well-preserved and worth a visit. You are required to get a guide at the entrance. Whether they are not well-versed in English in particular or whether they're not knowledgable enough I do...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    It is wonderful to see this part of Cebu History. Well preserved and shows the many years of the beginning of Cebu. Very interesting for tourists as well.  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    Really nice place. If you want yo have a picnic the grass is clean. Very nice old house too.
  • July 18, 2017
    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
  • July 15, 2017
    Historic fortification built by the Spaniards. Has a beautiful but small museum of old photographs of Cebu. Rather small but we'll maintained.
  • July 17, 2017
    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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