Fort San Pedro is located on seaside and very close walking distance to Santo Nino Church .... U can catch almost any jeepney and take the direction to Magellan and will just across the street as u get off the jeepney and u r at the Fort .... It opens 09am and I think open till late, about 20pm, entrance fee is just 20p.
Fort San Pedro is the smallest and oldest Spanish fort in the country. It was built in 1565 by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and served as the core of Spanish settlement in the Philippines. The fort is triangular in shape, with two sides facing the sea and the third side fronting the land. The two sides facing the sea were defended with artillery and the side with a strong palisade made of wood. There are information walls inside w many old / new photos describing the development and history of Cebu and the Fort ... There is a small Museum in the Fort but not all the times open ....
I suggest u to go upstairs and make several photos facing the sea and partly Cebu City view, also a tiny but very well flowered garden on entrance are, on which on one corner a blind man sings old Cebu songs in a traditional way .... :)
Better go earlier morning or late afternoon, as on noon time its extermely hot to walk around the castle in open air ... Enjoy ....
If you have been to Intramuros in Manila, I think It's safe to say that Fort San Pedro is the Cebuano version of the walled city only smaller. We didn't get to look inside because of time restrictions but the outside view is enough for us. I don't think there are more things to do inside but to take pictures anyway, so I think that's ok.
It may be the smallest tri-bastion fort in the country but it is also the oldest. Fort San Pedro is located near Plaza Independencia in Cebu City. There's a lot of history behind it from the time it was deemed finished in 1738, almost 200 years since construction was started in 1565. It has since become an American barracks, a school, an army camp and even a zoo. The fort is now being preserved as a museum by the Philippine Tourism Authority.
Exploring the Fort San Pedro is like taking a quick trip to the past. A very wonderful learning experience.
With a minimal entrance fee of Php 50.00 per person, you can already walk through this historical fort. Learn its rich stories of the past that include its service as a stronghold for Filipino revolutionaries, a US army barracks and a prison camp during the Japanese occupation.
Today, the Fort stand still as one of Cebu's tourist spots and a park for the locals. It also houses a museum that narrates the echoes of the past.
If you plan of visiting Cebu, we highly recommend to you the Fort San Pedro. ;o)
Fort San Pedro was built by the Spanish colonists midway through their over three centuries stay in the Philippines. This small beautifully restored fort shows a glimpse of a rich history of Cebu. You also get to see a good view of the adjoining area.
One must not miss Fort San Pedro if you want History and if you want a cool place to relax from your tour.
I'm expecting the fort to be big but I was surprised to see the contrary. It is actually the smallest fort ever built by the Spaniards. It is triangular in shape with two side facing the sea and the other with the entrance facing the city. According to the painting, it was originally made of wood and was built to protect Spanish high ranking officials from natives and moslem pirates. It was also used for various purpose during the American and Japanese regime.
Yes nothing much to see but a garden, museum and a blind man singing with his old guitar. But for me its okay and the 30pesos entrance worth it. It depends on your purpose really. I actually spent 45 minutes inside the fort sitting, walking on the 3 sided brim and inspecting old canons positioned at the emplacements.
The view from above is not that good because Plaza Independencia is currently under renovation.
Building was started in 1565. During the century's it was used for different means. Now there is a musuem inside that exhibits artifacts taken from the old Spanish Galleon San Diego.
However, it's closed on monday and not later than 5pm. The Fortress itself is also interesting. Nice garden and you can walk on the defense walls...
Entrance fee :22 peso
Fort San Pedro was erected in the Year 1565 by the Spaniards Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first Governor and Captain General of the Philippines. It was declared finished after 200 years after it started construction. It was built mainly to protect them from hostile natives and Muslim pirates but have been used at one time by the Americans as their barracks and classroom for Cebuanos to have formal education. The latter happened during the American regime, but used as a camp for soldiers during the Japanese occupation.
There is so much history in Fort of San Pedro. It has been used by the Spaniards, Americans, and the Japanese during their regime. It is considered as the smallest fort in the country during the Spanish settlements in the Philippines.
I spent nearly two hours going around an area of approximately 2,205 square meters. I paid a minimal entrance fee but had the chance to buy souvenir items right at the gate. It is worth visiting this historical site in Cebu City. You must see it.
It is a military defence structure, built by Spanish and Indigenous Cebuano labourers under the command of Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi and the Spanish Government in Cebu, which is located in the Pier area
there is a National Museum inside the Fort where displays artifacts digged from the Fort San Pedro and San Diego Ship which sank in Batangas such as cannon, documents written in Spanish.
Inside the fort is a triangle garden. sometimes ceremony, such as wedding ceremony, is held at the garden.