Fort-Pedro-Cebu

Fort San Pedro Cebu

Description

Fuerza de San Pedro is a military defense structure, built by Spanish and indigenous Cebuano laborers under the command of Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi and the Spanish Government in Cebu.

It is located in the area now called Plaza Indepedencia, in the Pier Area of Cebu City, Philippines.

The smallest, oldest triangular bastion fort in the country was built in 1738 to repel Muslim raiders.

In turn, it served as a stronghold for Filipino revolutionaries near the end of the 19th century. This served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.

How to get there

Getting to Fort San Pedro is easy. You can either take a cab or take a jeepney with Pier 1 signboards and just ask the driver to drop you at the nearest unloading station.

It is 10-15 minutes away from the oldest street of the Philippines, Colon Street.