Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cebu City's Fort San Pedro

Today, I’m going to show you some of the photographs which I took during my visit to Fort San Pedro in Cebu City.

inside the fort
i wonder how they built these amazing walls.

Wikipedia describes Fort San Pedro or Fuerza de San Pedro as a military defense structure, built by Spanish and indigenous Cebuano laborers under the command of Spanish conquistador, Miguel L√≥pez de Legazpi and the Spanish Government in Cebu. It is located in the area now called Plaza Indepedencia, in the Pier Area of Cebu City, Philippines.

Considered as the oldest fort in the Philippines, it is now one of the historical places in the Cebu Island and has become a tourist attraction as well. This place is full of stories of the past because is served as a stronghold for Filipino revolutionaries, a US army barracks and a prison camp during the Japanese occupation.

Useful Cebuano phrases and their meanings:

Hello  - Hello Hoy, Uy
How are you? - Kumusta man ka?
Good morning - Maayong Buntag
Good afternoon - Maayong Hapon
Good day - Maayong adlaw sa imo, Maayong adlaw diha
Good evening/night - Maayong Gabii
How much is this? - Tagpila ni?
Excuse me - Ekskyus mi, Excuse me, Tabi sa
Thank you - Salamat
Help! - Tabang!


1 comment:

  1. first ko makakita ug nagbisaya nga blog ;-)glad to find one. but i never been to Fort San Pedro.