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Fort San Pedro’s name was taken in Miguel Legaspi’s flagship “San Pedro”, in which he sailed the Pacific Ocean in the year 1565. It has a total land area of 2, 2025 sq. m.  The fort served as a military defense structure to ward off sieges by hostile native Cebuanos and Muslim pirates.  The fort was then developed, rose into a higher grade, and assembled using hard stones, which made the walls more powerful, tougher and stronger.  Fort San Pedro was deemed finished in 1738 after many years of renovations and developments.  Over the centuries the fort had many uses like: prison for rebels, American Warwick Barracks during the American Regime, classrooms where most of the Cebuanos received their formal education and served as a hospital for wounded people when the battle for liberation took place. Around 1950 the Garden Cebu Club took over and changed the inner portion of the fort into a beautiful miniature garden, on the other hand the upper deck was served as the offices of some government agencies. Later on, the fort’s courtyard was used as a zoo in 1957.  It is also the smallest and oldest bastion fortress in the country.  Fort San Pedro is a triangular in shape when viewed in the air.  Inside the fort you can still see the an ancient Spanish cannon that sits at a turret and the other one in the faced at the other side of the fort waiting to be used at an invading pirates of the sea or any rebel groups. 

Nowadays, the fort is made into a museum-park where the fort houses Spanish artifacts such as Spanish written documents, antique cannons, valuable paintings & sculptures, large prison dungeons, old fashion styled living rooms, holy chapels, priceless Ming porcelain pieces and San Diego wrecks. Visitors will pay a minimal of Php10 fee. These days it is under the care of Philippine Tourism Authority in order to preserve its beauty and guests will still continue to be amazed by this one of a kind astounding landmark.  This historical landmark in Cebu is so rich in cultural heritage in the islands time history

Location: - Barangay, San Roque, Cebu City, Region VII
             - Infront is the Plaza Independencia and Central Post Office near Pier I

How to Get There:

-By Plane from Manila, travel time is 1 hour and 10 minutes
-From Cebu/Mactan airport.  It will take a 45 minutes ride to the Fort
-Traveling from the heart of Cebu City by Jeepneys, Fort is 15 minute away

Walking around the Fort is a good way of reminiscing the history of the Philippines.  However, it is good to stroll in this historical landmark if you have one beside you.  To have someone to tag along, be a member of the largest online dating website in the world.  Join now, and meet the hottest and extremely beautiful Filipinas.  Get the chance to meet her personally and later on find a new love through us.