According to www.cebucentral.com, "Fort San Pedro served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. It has a total inside area of 2,025 sq. meters. The walls are 20 feet high, 8 feet thick and the towers are 30 feet high from the ground level. Work was first started on May 8, 1565 with Miguel Lopex 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. During World War II, from 1941 to 1945, it served as fortification for Japanese soldiers, when the battle for liberation was fought, the fort served as an army camp."
The entrance to get inside Fort San Pedro is PhP 30.00 with discounts on students and senior citizens.
Together with my friends, Alner, Roger, and Roy we toured around Fort San Pedro on a fine, sunny afternoon.
Inside, we saw historical paintings about Cebu. Then, we passed by Pozo dela Virgen. Indeed, its walls are tough and thick. Here we saw the History of Cebu and Fort San Pedro. Canons surround the fort.
As we walked around, we were dazzled and amazed by the beautiful Fort San Pedro Historical Park.
How to get there?
Fort San Pedro is located inside the Plaza Independencia near Malacañang sa Sugbu and Pier 1. So, you can ride a jeepney that will pass by Pier 1 or the Plaza. Minimum fare of the jeepney is PhP 7.50.