Fort San Pedro
Fort San Pedro
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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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  • Kurt E
    4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place was lively but not maximized in terms of space.
    At the entrance we are greeted with a lively cultural music. The building was a great historical site with lots of historical significance. Although, it seems that it lacks many historical artifacts and narratives. It is still a great place even though there were some areas that was not ready for visitors. There is still potential for improvements and I hope they will maximize the space next time we go there.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Tel G
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gabii sa Kabilin 2023
    There wasn’t a lot to actually see. The place was also filled with other things which somehow ruined the view, I’m not sure if there was another even there but the ground was filled with huge tents and there was a stage set up in the middle. Gabii sa Kabilin would’ve been better if there were more space to roam around the fort given the number of participating schools and if there were artifacts to actually see im the place as well.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 15 May 2023
  • Isabella M
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views, limited exhibits
    The fort itself is beautiful to look at and the garden (and ducks!) were very nice. However when we visited there were not many actual exhibits with artifacts besides one small room so in terms of artifacts and historical information you can learn without a guide, it was somewhat limited. However the atmosphere is nice and there are many good places to take photos in.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 May 2023
  • Franz Louie A
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gabii Sa Kabilin 2023 (Fort San Pedro)
    We had a truly refreshing visit to Fort San Pedro. The lively band and talented dancers created a vibrant atmosphere that added to the charm of this historic site. While I felt that the amount of historical information provided was not as extensive as in other museums, I still thoroughly enjoyed the breathtaking view and the fort itself. Exploring the fort and encountering the adorable roaming cats added an extra touch of delight to my experience. Overall, I highly recommend a visit to Fort San Pedro for its unique ambiance and captivating surroundings.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 May 2023
  • Kent Macatol
    Cebu City, Philippines8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fort San Pedro serves as a living testament to Cebu's colonial heritage
    Fort San Pedro is a historic landmark, showcasing the colonial history of the Philippines. It is one of the country's oldest forts, with well-preserved walls, cannons, and Spanish colonial architecture. Despite our visit being close to closing time, the fort still provided a fascinating experience. Its panoramic views of the city, harbor, and islands made it a perfect location for photography. Overall, Fort San Pedro offers a captivating journey into the past, blending history, architecture, and scenic views. It is a must-visit destination for those interested in Cebu's cultural and historical significance.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 18 May 2023
  • Alyssa Magno
    Cebu City, Philippines4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    The museum situated inside the fort's walls was definitely the highlight of the visit. Ancient weapons, ceramics, and works of art were among the remarkable array of objects on display in the exhibits. Each exhibit gave me a glimpse into Cebu's colorful past and advanced my understanding of the area's history and cultural traditions.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Stella B
    Ormoc, Philippines2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Realistic Experience in Fort San Pedro
    Fort San Pedro is a historical place located in Cebu City. We went there during our Gabii sa Kabilin event. Although I’ve been in Cebu many times and passed by there, I never got the chance to go inside the place. When my friends and I went there, we got to see old bikes, cannons, and we realized that the area has corals and some parts are made out of egg shells! There were also paintings of past events in Cebu city. It is a nice area to chill and learn about the history of Cebu City and the Philippines.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Sydney G
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gabii sa Kabilin 2023
    The architecture and structural design were admirable, especially with the military equipment still visible. Seeing the view (the harbor and islands) from a different angle made our visit to Fort San Pedro memorable. Together with the band and dancers, they created a nostalgic and lively atmosphere.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Ishi Lavador
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for history enthusiasts!
    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! :)
    Visited May 2023
    Written 19 May 2023
  • alwaystravelsf
    Pacifica, California362 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Fort but that’s about it
    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.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 May 2023
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Nicholas C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates441 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, WI1,008 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, Philippines4 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, Australia854 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, India260 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, UK780 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, CA362 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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Francis Demetri A
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Fort San Pedro in Cebu City offers a captivating glimpse into the city's colonial past. With its well-preserved architecture, informative exhibits, and panoramic views, this historic fort is a must-visit for history enthusiasts. While relatively small in size, it makes up for it with its rich heritage and picturesque surroundings.
Written 19 May 2023
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Agnes G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
We were welcomed by a drum ensemble upon entrance; it felt very grand. Inside were historical paintings that were very beautiful and fragile. There was also a den inside that served as shelter before; it was interesting and cool.
Written 19 May 2023
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