Another historic landmark destination here in Cebu is Fuerte de San Pedro better known as Fort San Pedro is a military defense structure, built by the Spanish under the command of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, first governor of the Captaincy General of the Philippines.
According to the local historian during World War II from 1946 to 1950, the Fort San Pedro served as the prison camp and munitions for Japanese soldiers. World War II, particularly the Pacific War, erupted in December 1941 and ended in 1945.
This place was built by Spanish and Cebuano laborers as a military defense structure. The fort’s name was taken from Miguel Lopez de Legazpi’s flagship “San Pedro” in which he sailed the Pacific Ocean. They started the building of Fort San Pedro on May 8, 1565, eleven days after their arrival in Cebu with Legazpi himself breaking the ground. This heritage destination (Cebu Fort de San Pedro) is a Triangular Fortress Built During the Spanish Occupation. A popular site 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
- Address: A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City, 6000
- Floor Area: 2,025 m²
- Contact Number: (032) 256 2284
- Hours: Open Daily · 7AM–7PM
- Construction started: 1565
- Structural System: Masonry
No time to visit this place? No problem! Here’s the 360-degrees view inside Fort San Pedro. Have fun and enjoy.
Outside this place is Plaza Independencia which is also the famous local destination and a 5-minute walk from Cebu Magellan’s Cross. Different kinds of people come here every Sunday to relax, picnic, reminisce, enjoy and have fun. They do have children’s playground which is best for the families and of course, it’s FREE for public.
- Regular – ₱30.00
- Senior – ₱24.00
- Students & Children – ₱20.00
Travel Advisory Tips
Fort San Pedro is located near in the Pier area inside Plaza Independencia. One of the Easiest ways to get there is through a taxi.