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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  • You look so very slowly 15 minutes is enough. Is kind of the guards at the entrance, took the photo for me. Then move the Santo Niño Church Magellan Cross and walk, we went sightseeing. It made was very good, there were homeless people and beggars. To elementary school children could move during the day is safe.
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  • Nice place for quick stop and learning a bit about history of Cebu. However, nothing remarkable. I would not feel sorry for not visiting this place either.  more »
  • Beautiful little done with illumination weekend many youth Taksily for you suckers keep trying to cut the price twice and bargain
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  • 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.
  • 30 peso is a very reasonable price. Walking around the upper walls is nice. We sat and ate lunch in the shade under a tree in the center courtyard. It is pretty small though so you get what you pay for!
  • It's a pretty small fort that you have to learn its history to appreciate it's utility back then. The museum, and a guide, would help. You could around the place and finish your picture taking in around 30 minutes. The place itself has plenty of spots where you can have pictures. Don't forget to check out the upper level where you can walk and have a better view of Plaza Independencia. Some sections though have been placed off limits to the public, including the cannon areas. The open courtyard, I heard, may be rented for suitable functions and dinner receptions. The entrance fee is just minimal.
  • A historical place you should go while waiting for the ship to arrive. So close to the port. You can enjoy the place for its beautiful view. Feel free to explore. So near to the Magellan's Cross
  • So beautiful inside and outside. It was nice walk around the fort. Easy to notice. The enterance fee was 30 pesos. We can sit around in the upper part of the fort. So beautiful and well maintained. There is also a covered area for people to eat and rest.
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