Fort San Pedro
Fort San Pedro
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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This fort was built in the early 1700s to protect against Muslim raids.
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  • Rojo Tapiador
    Pasig, Philippines40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Experience
    The tour was nice. Entrance Fee: 30 Pesos (Price same for locals and foreigners) It's not as big as intramuros but the ambiance of the colonial era can still be felt. Some locals we're doing photo shoots for debuts. Lots of tourists but the line was not long because a single person can buy the ticket for the group. Overall, happy but not sure if coming back again.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 July 2023
  • burghughes
    Greendale, Wisconsin1,365 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Fort, Important History
    This was my fourth time here and I always enjoy it. It’s a beautiful place for an afternoon walk. Even though it was hot while we were there , there is plenty of shade to be found We had a volunteer tour guide for part of our visit this time. He was filled with information, but delivery was pretty boring and he spent way to long in each section, so after a while I tipped him 300 pesos and we explored on our own. Where the tour guide is really helpful is in the galleries to explain the art pieces, after that I suggest type and go on your own.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Nicholas C
    Quezon City, Philippines519 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    This is a superb triangular fort built originally by Legaspi some 50 years after Magellan had first landed. The entrance to the fort contains a selection of photos with information documenting the history of the fort. It makes for really interesting reading - the fort is in great shape and is well worth a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,049 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well maintained Fort
    Nice fort to visit, fortified walls are very well maintained, so you can get a good feel for how safe this fort would have been if under siege. Fort is in a rectangle shape, not a lot to see and do once you have walked around fort. upstairs can give some good views. With the size you only need about 30 minutes to visit Fort.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 March 2024
  • Trouter1
    Melbourne, Australia340 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting old fort.
    I always like visiting the local history points. This fort was interesting but could be made to be something special with some more attention and tidying up. There is limited history points but could be more. However it definitely is a must see in Cebu.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2024
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Trouter1
Melbourne, Australia340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I always like visiting the local history points.
This fort was interesting but could be made to be something special with some more attention and tidying up.
There is limited history points but could be more.
However it definitely is a must see in Cebu.
Written 11 May 2024
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,049 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Nice fort to visit, fortified walls are very well maintained, so you can get a good feel for how safe this fort would have been if under siege.

Fort is in a rectangle shape, not a lot to see and do once you have walked around fort. upstairs can give some good views.

With the size you only need about 30 minutes to visit Fort.
Written 21 March 2024
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Nicholas C
Quezon City, Philippines519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a superb triangular fort built originally by Legaspi some 50 years after Magellan had first landed. The entrance to the fort contains a selection of photos with information documenting the history of the fort. It makes for really interesting reading - the fort is in great shape and is well worth a visit.
Written 23 October 2023
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burghughes
Greendale, WI1,365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was my fourth time here and I always enjoy it. It’s a beautiful place for an afternoon walk. Even though it was hot while we were there , there is plenty of shade to be found

We had a volunteer tour guide for part of our visit this time. He was filled with information, but delivery was pretty boring and he spent way to long in each section, so after a while I tipped him 300 pesos and we explored on our own. Where the tour guide is really helpful is in the galleries to explain the art pieces, after that I suggest type and go on your own.
Written 10 September 2023
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Rojo Tapiador
Pasig, Philippines40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
The tour was nice.

Entrance Fee: 30 Pesos (Price same for locals and foreigners)

It's not as big as intramuros but the ambiance of the colonial era can still be felt. Some locals we're doing photo shoots for debuts. Lots of tourists but the line was not long because a single person can buy the ticket for the group.

Overall, happy but not sure if coming back again.
Written 27 July 2023
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PJB
Sydney, Australia938 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Visited today
30 peso entrance fee
Well kept compared to fort Santiago but smaller however still very impressive
Had a wonderful time soaking it all up
Written 25 June 2023
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RanjitM
Mumbai, India309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
The fort itself is quite compact. a nice walk around which would not be for more than half hour. Ask for the guide, who're usually tourism students that are interning. They shall provide a nice historical background to each element of the Fort, as well a history into the Spanish entry into Cebu.
They even have a cannon from one of Magellan's original ship ( i think / or from the first war in the 15th Century)
Written 20 June 2023
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Simon C
Ashtead, UK762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I enjoyed my visit around this ancient fort which is very solidly constructed – some of the walls are well over a metre thick and you can easily visualise how effective a stronghold this was.

There is a tiny entrance fee (20 peso). A little more information about its heritage and day to day operations would have been very informative.
Written 26 May 2023
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alwaystravelsf
Pacifica, CA444 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Pretty cool to see but not that exciting for me. History buffs might appreciate it more but I didn’t get that excited and it was Hot AF. Small entrance fee comes with tour guide but I was kinda in a hurry so possibly why I didn’t enjoy it so much.
Written 23 May 2023
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Ishi Lavador
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It was nice to get a glimpse of Cebu's colonial past. The architecture was well-preserved and they even have the canons there. It's surreal that its the oldest fort in the Philippines and it's still around til today. Definitely worth the visit and would definitely go again! :)
Written 19 May 2023
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