Fort San Pedro

07-11-2017

Fort San Pedro is considered to be the oldest fort in the Philippines.

Fort San Pedro served as a stronghold for Filipino revolutionaries near the end of the 19th century. It was a military defence structure built by the Spaniards and indigenous Cebuano laborers under the command of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. It is now one of the historical places in the Cebu Island and has become a tourist attraction as well.

The fort provided protection against from possible sea and land attacks by marauding Moro pirates from the south, and later served as a prison for Cebuano rebels. In the earliest days of the Spanish colony, the Fort was the center of Spanish military and clerical power in the Philippines.