Fort San Pedro
Fort San Pedro, located at Cebu City's wharf area, was the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the country. It began as a single triangular bastion, built in 1565, and was not completed for another 200 years. Over the centuries the fort has been put to several uses, including a watch-tower to counter pirate attacks in the 1700s, a prison for local rebels during the Philippine revolution, a US army barracks, and during World War II, a prison camp. Today the fort has been turned into a museum-park, giving visitors to Cebu a glimpse of the island's history.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm