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“The History of Cebu” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort San Pedro

Fort San Pedro
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Half-Day Twin Cities Tour of Cebu and Mactan with Round-Trip Hotel Transfers
Ranked #6 of 96 things to do in Cebu City
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Owner description: This fort was built in the early 1700s to protect against Muslim raids.
Manila, Philippines
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“The History of Cebu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Fort tells visitors of the history of Cebu. There were pictures of the ancient Fort. How Magellan arrived in the Philippines. Very interesting.

Visited February 2013
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“great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

its a very small fort, you can easily be done here in about 30 minutes. what made our visit here a great experience is when 2 tourism student ojt named sheryl and shan assisted us and guided us as our personal historic tourist guide. they are very accomodating and spoke like a true tourist guide. they told us stories of the old sultan and his queen on their road to christianism and some surprising facts behind magellan's history. all in all, we enjoyed it.

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Perth, Australia
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“worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Include this with a visit to Magellan's Cross and the Basilica, and you have a lovely morning's sightseeing. There are some informative boards to read, along with pleasant surroundings to wander in and think about the history of the area. When we visited a vision impaired gentleman was playing guitar and singing- easy listening!
In such an overcrowded city, it's lovely to find a clean and quiet area.

Visited December 2012
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“Worth Visiting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

If it weren't near the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Basilica of the Holy Infant, it might not be worth a special journey. But the three together make a great intro to the history of Cebu. The fort is well preserved and has some attractive plantings.

Visited February 2013
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Baguio, Philippines
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“A good intact structure in peaceful environs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

How to reach :
Take a Jeep or taxi to Plaza Independencia - teh fort is next to it (Santo Nino cathedral is 5 minutes walk)

Fort San Pedro is located right beside Plaza Independecia (with it's big gardens and the Urdaneta monument). It is intact in most places (which is surprising, considering that is is about 250 years old - it seems to have managed to escape unscathed after World War II), and makes for really good photos due to the moss on the walls.

When we went, it was not so crowded, so we could amble around inside, exploring nooks and crannies. However, it is not so well sign boarded, so I suggest you read up about it on the net before visiting it.

The canons along the ramparts of the fort are intact. There is a nice garden inside and the views from the second level were good.

Tip :
Arrive in the morning - it is less hot and sunny, and the crowds are lesser.

Visited January 2013
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