Quick facts about Fort San Pedro, Cebu City, Philippines
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Real Name (in Spanish): Fuerza de San Pedro
Total Area: 2,025 square meters
Materials used in construction: stones and mortar
Year of Construction: 1565
Built by: Spaniards
Purpose: To stop the sieges of the natives as well as the Muslim pirates to come in
Year finished: 1738
Three Bastions: San Miguel located on the northeast, Ignacio de Loyola located on the southeast and La Concepcion located on the southwest side
Dimensions/Structure: 20 ft. high, 8 ft. thick, towers rise about 30 ft. right from the ground
Different uses of the Fort:
1. 1896-1898 Prison for the rebels (Phil. Revolution)
2. year unknown converted into American Warwick Barracks
3. 1937-1941 converted into classrooms where the Cebuano people got their first hand formal education
4. 1941-1945 prison camp for Japanese soldiers (WWII)
5. year unknown became a hospital during the battle for liberation
6. 1946-1950 converted into an army camp
As of now, Fuerza de San Pedro (Fort San Pedro) became museum-park that houses different artifacts during the Spanish era, paintings, cannons, sculptures, and porcelain pieces.
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