A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City
20 February 2009
The Fort San Pedro (Fuerza de San Pedro) was one of the oldest Spanish forts in the Philippines. It is a military defense structure built by the natives of Cebu under the supervision of the Spanish Conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1565.
The fort is triangular in shape, with two sides facing the sea and the third side fronting the land. The two sides facing the sea were defended with artillery and the front with a strong palisade made of wood. The three bastions were named La Concepcion (SW); Ignacio de Loyola (SE), and San Miguel (NE). It has a total inside area of 2,025 sq. meters.
Zooming on the flag by the entrance.
My brother posing by one of the canons.
One of the buildings inside.
A view from the top.
I just love this.
There was also a souvenir shop at the sides of the fort, so people visiting the place can buy all sorts of things which they can give to friends, or take it home.
The fort is located in Plaza Independencia, in the pier area of Cebu City.
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