Fort San Pedro is located next to the port and is also known as the ancient castle of the Philippines with the Castle of San Diego in Manila, which was built when Spain first arrived in the Philippines. During World War II, the castle was used to defend against the Japanese army. The barracks used as military officers during the US military rule were now converted into school classrooms. The San Pedro Fort next to the pier was the first station in Spain to enter Cebu, which was later converted into a memorial park.
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Fuerte de San Pedro is a military defense structure in Cebu (Philippines), built by the Spanish under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, first governor of the Captaincy General of the Philippines. It is located in the area now called Plaza Indepedencia, in the pier area of the city. The original fort was made of wood and built after the arrival of Legazpi and his expedition. In the early 17th century a stone fort was built to repel Muslim raiders. Today's structure dates from 1738 and is the oldest triangular bastion fort in the country. It served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. During the Philippine Revolution at the end of the 19th century, it was attacked and taken by Filipino revolutionaries, who used it as a stronghold.
Currently called the Plaza Independencia, is a military defense structure built during the 1700s. This fortress is made of stone-walls by the bare hands of the Filipinos under the supervision of the Spaniards. You can tell from the walls that this structure holds so much history and story. Although, it bears a sad and traumatizing story of the Cebuano’s past, today, it serves as a peaceful retreat from the chaos of the city. This was our last stop after a whole day of strolling around Cebu and indeed it was a great escape from a tiring day. The trees around the place provided a serene ambiance and the entire environment was just peaceful and safe.
Nice place where you can see the view of the plaza. You will find the history when they post a pictures that explain the details of where and when it begun. It's nice to know and learn about historical stories of the past. #wintergetaway
Fort San Pedro is located next to the port and is the oldest castle in the Philippines with the San Diego Castle in Manila. It was built when Spain first arrived in the Philippines. During World War II, the castle was used to defend against the Japanese; the era of American rule was used as an officer. The barracks; now they are converted into school classrooms. The SanPedro Fort next to the pier was the first station in Spain to enter Cebu, which was later converted into a memorial park. There is a museum in
Saint-Petro, showing some of the art treasures of the ancient Spanish sailboats, the sunken "San Diego", and the artworks unearthed from the castle. There are also Chinese porcelain, coins, locks, sword fragments, shells and helmets in the Ming Dynasty. Historical significance and precious values are very rare.
The scenic area is not big, the triangular wall, the two facing the sea, one facing the inner city, you can see the harbor on the wall, the building materials of the wall may not be you can imagine - only coral stone and protein, and these two The seemingly fragile material has become a fortress against foreign enemies.