Fort San Pedro

Fort San Pedro

  Asia >> Philippines >>  Cebu >> Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippine
By travelaroundtheworld
Mon, 18 May 2009

A monument to Cebuís turbulent past, the Fort San Pedro in Cebu City served different purposes at various times in the islandís history.

The fort began as a single triangular bastion when it was first built with logs and mud in 1565, with Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi breaking ground for the structure. It served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.

How to get there

The easiest way to get there if youíre taking public transport is by riding a taxi. All cab drivers know where it is. From the uptown area, itís a 70 pesos taxi ride. If youíre taking the cab from Lapu-Lapu City, the ride may cost you 180 pesos.

If you want to go there Pinoy style, take the Philippine icon of mass transportation, the jeepney. Several jeepneys have routes that pass the place. Look for jeepneys with Pier 2 or Plaza signboards in their windshields.