Top 10 Cebu Destination: Fort San Pedro
Historic Old Fort San Pedro is the Top Local Tourist Destination in Cebu, Philippines

Fuerte de San Pedro, also known as Fort San Pedro, is a historic landmark in Cebu, constructed by the Spanish under the command of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first governor of the Captaincy General of the Philippines.

You Can See a Lot of History Paintings Inside Fort San Pedro

According to local historians, from 1946 to 1950, Japanese soldiers used Fort San Pedro as a prison camp and munitions storage. World War II, particularly the Pacific War, erupted in December 1941 and ended in 1945.

Fort de San Pedro Historic Cannon
Fort de San Pedro Historic Cannon

Spanish and Cebuano laborers joined forces to construct this military defense structure. The fort derives its name from Miguel Lopez de Legazpi’s flagship, the “San Pedro,” which he sailed across the Pacific Ocean. Construction of Fort San Pedro commenced on May 8, 1565, just eleven days after Legazpi and his crew arrived in Cebu, with Legazpi leading the groundbreaking. Cebu Fort de San Pedro, a historical site, is a triangular fortress with roots dating back to the Spanish Occupation. It stands as a beloved destination for history enthusiasts.

Interesting to See Inside Fort San Pedro

  • Replicas Of Cannons
  • History Old Paintings
  • Old Walls Since 1950

Christmas at Fort San Pedro

General Information

  • Address: A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City, 6000
  • Floor Area: 2,025 m²
  • Contact Number: (032) 256 2284
  • Hours: Open Daily · 7 AM – 7 PM
  • Construction started: 1565
  • Structural System: Masonry

No time to visit this place? No problem! Here’s the 360-degree view inside Fort San Pedro. Have fun and enjoy.

Plaza Independencia, situated just outside, is a popular local spot and a 5-minute walk from Cebu’s Magellan’s Cross. It serves as a Sunday gathering place for people from various backgrounds to relax and enjoy themselves. The park also features a free children’s playground, making it ideal for families.

Entrance Fee

  • Regular – ₱30.00
  • Senior – ₱24.00
  • Students & Children – ₱20.00

Travel Advisory Tips

You can easily reach Fort San Pedro, situated within Plaza Independencia near the Pier area, by taxi.

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