Fort San Pedro – Cebu, Philippines

Our last stop in Cebu City was Fort San Pedro. I love the history in the Philippines so we decided to stop by here. This place was very cool. We arrived late afternoon. We took our time to walk around and took pictures. Staff were very nice and they were everywhere if you have any questions. There were a lot of cats in the museum and they didn’t bother us. 

There were also a lot of kids outside. I was a little annoyed when the kids outside demanding us to give them money. Right when we got dropped off by Grab, the kids were yelling at us to give them money.

HISTORY: 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.

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