I’ll try and be honest with you. For the second largest city in the Philippines, there’s really not that much to do in Cebu City as a tourist. But, if you do take the few hours to try and explore this city for what it has to offer, Fort (Fuerza de) San Pedro is probably one of the must sees of the city. Dating back as far as the 16th century, it’s the oldest fort in the Philippines, mainly serving the Spanish as they took hold of the area.
It’s a really small fort and the whole place only takes a few minutes to walk around.
As you enter the main gate…
You arrive at the fort’s inner-garden and the inner-buildings…
You can go up on the fort walls and try to get a feel of how things looked back then.
But then, it’s really odd how the canons were placed…
What is this cannon aiming at, I wonder?
If you’re like to read more on Fort San Pedro:
- Fort San Pedro: Smallest and Oldest Fort in the Philippines
- A Testament to Cebu’s Past: Fort San Pedro
- Cebu: Fort San Pedro
- Visiting Cebu’s Fort San Pedro