Fort San Pedro

Fort San Pedro is among the more recognizable historical landmarks in Cebu City, Philippines. It is located adjacent to Plaza Independencia, Aduana, and Pier 1. The street address is Antonio Pigafetta Street, Cebu City. It was also referred to as the Cotta.

Quick Facts:

  • Smallest and oldest triangular bastion fort in the Philippines
  • Built in 1738 to repel Muslim raiders
  • Served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the country
  • It's three bastions were named La Concepcion, Ignacio de Loyola and San Miguel
  • Total inside area is 21,800 square feet or 2,025 square meters
  • Walls are 20 feet high (6.1 meters) and and 8 feet thick(2.4 meters)
  • Towers are 30 feet high (9.1 meters)
  • Fourteen cannons were installed
  • The Cuerpo de Guardia is the largest building
  • The living quarters of the lieutenant was called Vivendi del Teniente
  • Attached to the walls of the bastion San Miguel was the Alamazoros del Rivera or powder magazine
Fort San Pedro
Fort San Pedro