CEBU WALK: FORT SAN PEDRO

The Fort San Pedro can be access inside the Plaza Independencia with an entrance fee of P30.00 .. opens around 7:30 a.m. and closed at around 7 p.m. .. Since I stayed just near the area I was able to photo op during night time & day time ..



The fort was used as a militayr defense structure way back 1700's .. built by Spanish and indigenous Cebuano laborers under the command of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi to repel Muslim raiders. It is in triangular shape with two sides facing the sea and one side facing the land.








SAMPAGUITA the national flower





The Cebu National Museum was located within Fort San Pedro before but it was already transferred in Museo Sugbo .. Right now the room still exist but the items that can be seen are the remaining painting only ..


timeline:
  • 1896 - 1898 -- the fort was used as a prison for local rebels during Philippine Revolution
  • May 1, 1898 --before the war was declared between Spain and U.S., American Commodore George Dewey turned over the fort to the Cebuanos
  • 1937 - 1941 -- the fort became an American Warwick barracks and got turned into classrooms where Cebuanos received formal education
  • 1941 - 1945 -- it was made as a prison camp and fortification for Japanese soldiers.
  • 1946 - 1950 -- when the battle for liberation was fought it was turned into a hospital
  • 1950 -- Cebu Garden Club took over and turned it into a miniature garden and the upper deck as an office for government agencies
  • 1957 -- front courtyard was turned into a zoo
  • 1968 -- it was restored and coral stones from under the sea's of Cebu coastal towns were used.
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2 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you in networkedblogs too. It's usually full of spamming bots. :) So it's quite rare to find a like-minded blogger like you.

    I love this place in Cebu. So cute, like a mini Intramuros. Thanks for the historical background too. I dig that a lot. :)

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  2. i agree

    with the place its like there version of intramuros .. too bad the museum's gone .. just a few paintings left

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