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Fort San Pedro, Cebu

Fort San Pedro Overview

The perfect retreat from the chaos of the Cebu city, Fort San Pedro is a military defence structure built by Miguel López de Legazpi, conqueror of the Philippines.  Triangular in shape, the fort has two sides facing the sea and the third side facing the land. The fort serves as a great place to learn about the military history of Cebu. There is a museum within the compound of the fort.

 

Opening hours
· The fort is open from 8 am to 7 pm daily.

 

Architecture
· The fort has a total inside area of 2, 2025 square meters with tall walls and towers. The walls of the fort are 20 feet high and the towers are 30 feet high from the ground level.

 

History
· The construction work of the fort first started on May 8, 1565. During the II world war, the fort served as an army camp. For a few years the fort also housed the Cebu city zoo and the offices of the Tourism Authority for some years.

 

Fort San Pedro National Coliseum
· The museum is part of the fort and has numerous historical artifacts on display. Cannons, swords, coins, helmets porcelain pieces, etc are on display in the museum.

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