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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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History-wise Cebu has a significant history that amuses every curious visitor. He, who asks about how the city has become the first Spanish colony and remained so for 333 years, will get his answer by journeying down memory lane. Cebu has an interesting metamorphosis from being a quiet fishing community to becoming a busy trading port in 1521. It’s interesting how it was called by merchants various names like Sugbu, Zebu, Zubu and Sebu. After Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovered the city and later planted a wooden cross, the townsmen started embracing the religion of Christianity. Magellan was commanded by Spain to explore... Read more »

 
 
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My tour in Yap-Sandiego, Cebu - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
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All you have to know about Fort San Pedro, Cebu - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
This is my personal review about Fort San Pedro. Place: It was clean, well-maintained and the place was full of green. The place was preserved very well and till now after all the flood, typhoon, strong winds and other disasters that... Read more »

The best place in Cebu City - May 31, 2009, by ultimatetravel
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Things to know about Fort San Pedro - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
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Don't miss it while in Cebu City - May 30, 2009, by ultimatetravel
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