Fort San Pedro


FORT SAN PEDRO NATIONAL COLISEUM, is in  PIER Area, Cebu City .The smallest, oldest triangular bastion fort in the country was build in 1738 to repel Muslim raiders.

Each tip of the triangular stuctures has tower guard like these:

In turns, it served as a stronghold for Filipino revolutionaries.  This served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. It has a total inside area of 2,2025 sq. Meters. The walls are 20 feet high, 8 feet thick and the towers are 30 feet high from the ground level.

 Work first started on May 8, 1565 with MIGUEL LOPEZ DE LEGASPI breaking the ground. After the battle of Manila Bay, Commodore George Dewey turned the fort to the local Cebuanos; then it became an American Warwick Barracks during the American Regime which was later converted into classrooms where the Cebuanos received formal education.

 At present, it is under the care and administration of the National Museum, a historical park.

Up to these days canon can still be seen to where they're maybe located before.

The courtyard has a beautiful garden

You will also find the  image of Our Lady of the Fort, The Virgin of Remedies

On one side is a wishing well

The Fort is open day and night.

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