Fort San Pedro in Cebu
Fort San Pedro, also known as Fuerza de San Pedro, is a military defense structure built by Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi, in 1565. It is located in the Plaza Independencia area of Cebu City, Philippines.
The fort is a triangular bastion, made of stone and mortar, with a perimeter of 270 meters, and walls that are 20 feet high and 8 feet thick. It has a total area of 2,025 square meters and is equipped with cannons and artillery.
Fort San Pedro has served various purposes throughout its history. It was initially built to protect the Spanish settlement from pirate attacks. Later on, it was used as a stronghold for Filipino revolutionaries during the Philippine Revolution against the Spanish. During World War II, it was occupied by the Japanese, and after the war, it served as a barracks for the Philippine Army. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction and a historical landmark.
- Location: Plaza Independencia, Cebu City, Philippines
- Latitude: 10.2966° N
- Longitude: 123.9064° E
- Entrance Fee: PHP 30 for adults, PHP 20 for students, PHP 10 for children
- Opening Hours: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Visitors can explore the fort's interior and see exhibits of Spanish artifacts, weapons, and old photographs. The fort also offers a panoramic view of the Cebu City skyline and the sea. There is a small park outside the fort where visitors can relax and enjoy the view.
Fort San Pedro is a must-visit destination for history buffs and anyone interested in Philippine history. It is a fascinating glimpse into the country's colonial past and a reminder of the importance of preserving our heritage.