Fort San Pedro
Fort San Pedro
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This fort was built in the early 1700s to protect against Muslim raids.
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  • Rojo Tapiador
    Pasig, Philippines40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Experience
    The tour was nice. Entrance Fee: 30 Pesos (Price same for locals and foreigners) It's not as big as intramuros but the ambiance of the colonial era can still be felt. Some locals we're doing photo shoots for debuts. Lots of tourists but the line was not long because a single person can buy the ticket for the group. Overall, happy but not sure if coming back again.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 26, 2023
  • burghughes
    Greendale, Wisconsin1,356 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Fort, Important History
    This was my fourth time here and I always enjoy it. It’s a beautiful place for an afternoon walk. Even though it was hot while we were there , there is plenty of shade to be found We had a volunteer tour guide for part of our visit this time. He was filled with information, but delivery was pretty boring and he spent way to long in each section, so after a while I tipped him 300 pesos and we explored on our own. Where the tour guide is really helpful is in the galleries to explain the art pieces, after that I suggest type and go on your own.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 9, 2023
  • Nicholas C
    Quezon City, Philippines516 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    This is a superb triangular fort built originally by Legaspi some 50 years after Magellan had first landed. The entrance to the fort contains a selection of photos with information documenting the history of the fort. It makes for really interesting reading - the fort is in great shape and is well worth a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 23, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well maintained Fort
    Nice fort to visit, fortified walls are very well maintained, so you can get a good feel for how safe this fort would have been if under siege. Fort is in a rectangle shape, not a lot to see and do once you have walked around fort. upstairs can give some good views. With the size you only need about 30 minutes to visit Fort.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 21, 2024
  • Trouter1
    Melbourne, Australia319 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting old fort.
    I always like visiting the local history points. This fort was interesting but could be made to be something special with some more attention and tidying up. There is limited history points but could be more. However it definitely is a must see in Cebu.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 11, 2024
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20gina2014
Queensland, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Pay 30 pesos per adult upon entry. Did not get to use the toilets. One security guard was very pleasant, he told us about the activities happening and the sights/buildings near the water area.
Written February 14, 2020
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ybo7000
Zamboanga City, Philippines286 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
fort san pedro is located at the back of plaza independencia or near pier1. it is a military fortress built by the spaniards during the 17th century. it is built with stone and it is the oldest triangular shaped fortress in the philippines. many tourists visit this historical site. an entrance fee is charge when going inside the fort.
Written February 27, 2020
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Kyle Paes
Lapu Lapu, Philippines11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
You can still feel the 1900s vibes when visiting the place. Most of the canons are still in tack.

Another go to place if you're looking for a peace of mind.

They also have photos of what Cebu look like before the technology evolved.

Outside the port is a spacious park where students usually practice for their school activities. Also a great place for sport and events.

This has been one of the featured places in Cebu during our film project that won multiple awards bith regional and national film competitions.
Written March 5, 2020
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Fort San Pedro is military defence structure in Cebu and is in the area called Plaza Independencia, in the pier area of the city. The original fort was made of wood but early 1600s a stone fort was built to repel Muslim raiders. The Fort today dates from 1738 and is the oldest triangular in the Philippines. It has been restored and is open to the public and admission is charged ,It looks like it could use a clean!
Written January 21, 2023
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Oscardog16
Adelaide, Australia1,839 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
It is small but a significant historical location. The entrance fee of 30php is reasonable and there are enough signs in English to appreciate its history. We chose not to take a guide because we had researched it on the internet before attending and we found the signs just repeated what we had read.
Written January 10, 2023
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Franz Louie A
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
We had a truly refreshing visit to Fort San Pedro. The lively band and talented dancers created a vibrant atmosphere that added to the charm of this historic site. While I felt that the amount of historical information provided was not as extensive as in other museums, I still thoroughly enjoyed the breathtaking view and the fort itself. Exploring the fort and encountering the adorable roaming cats added an extra touch of delight to my experience. Overall, I highly recommend a visit to Fort San Pedro for its unique ambiance and captivating surroundings.
Written May 16, 2023
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Kent Macatol
Cebu City, Philippines5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Fort San Pedro is a historic landmark, showcasing the colonial history of the Philippines. It is one of the country's oldest forts, with well-preserved walls, cannons, and Spanish colonial architecture. Despite our visit being close to closing time, the fort still provided a fascinating experience. Its panoramic views of the city, harbor, and islands made it a perfect location for photography. Overall, Fort San Pedro offers a captivating journey into the past, blending history, architecture, and scenic views. It is a must-visit destination for those interested in Cebu's cultural and historical significance.
Written May 19, 2023
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burghughes
Greendale, WI1,356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This was my fourth time here and I always enjoy it. It’s a beautiful place for an afternoon walk. Even though it was hot while we were there , there is plenty of shade to be found

We had a volunteer tour guide for part of our visit this time. He was filled with information, but delivery was pretty boring and he spent way to long in each section, so after a while I tipped him 300 pesos and we explored on our own. Where the tour guide is really helpful is in the galleries to explain the art pieces, after that I suggest type and go on your own.
Written September 10, 2023
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THE REAL TRAVELING SOLDIER
Pyeongtaek, South Korea38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Fort San Pedro is a place where you wish the walls could talk. The history and stories they could share would be amazing. Imagine the golden age of this fort on the ocean, all of the travelers that visited here and dignitaries. I really enjoyed this place with Corey and learning about the history and significance of this place.

While it is not one of the largest forts out there it is placed strategically on the cebu harbor. In times of old it was a hub for trade and defense of the islands harbor. It is also placed closely to plenty of shopping and food along with other tourist destinations close by like Magellan's cross.
Written February 19, 2020
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lovehols
Dublin, Ireland227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
A beautiful and deservedly imposing site. Not far from the water's edge, so you can easily place yourself back in time and imagine the first incumbents waiting for a possible invasion. There's a small (not great) museum on site explaining a pictorial history. The inner courtyard can be hired for weddings. There was one on while we were there. It didn't disturb our visit.
Written July 28, 2022
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