By Gillian Gacuma
CEBU CITY– I’m back in the Queen City of the South! Although this time, I’m in Cebu for a talk in a convention attended by teachers from different regions of the country. It was all business for the past four days. Fortunately, I was able to sneak in some sort of short tour in some of the destinations in the city that I wasn’t able to cover up during my previous visits here.
Located in Plaza Independencia in the pier are of the city, Fort San Pedro or Fuerte de San Pedro is a heavily armed military fortification during the Spanish colonial period. Founded by the first Gobernador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi of Capitania General de las Filipinas, the administrative district of the Spanish Empire, the triangular fort helped repel the muslim raiders.
Originally made of wood in 1565, the masonry began in 17th century when King Philip V of Spain realized the importance of the island to his ambitions in the archipelago.
Today, the current structure dates back on its last construction in 1739. Far from its intimidating image it still command its significance to the rich culture of Cebu. A memory from the past that reminds us the rich and dynamic Philippine history.
For guests’ convenience, well maintained restrooms with nice lavatories are located beside Cuerpo de Guardia.
My fascination in these types of tourist destination is once again fulfilled! So happy to be back here in Cebu 🙂
Entrance fee-Php 30.00
ADDRESS: A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City, 6000 (In front of Plaza Independencia)