Since we arrived in Cebu late afternoon–I reported to work first!–we had no time to visit the local tourist spots. We just had dinner at Casa Verde, had drinks at some random bar and went back to the hotel to catch our zzz’s.
The next morning, we got up early as we didn’t prepare an itinerary. We randomly decided to visit Magellan’s Cross just because it’s the one tourist spot we all know in Cebu. LOL.
There weren’t too much to see there except for the, well, cross. It’s nice though.
After seeing the Magellan’s Cross, we decided to walk around the area. We got lost, of course. We ended up at the local market, a church and whatnot. It was almost noon at the time so we had no choice but hail a cab to take us to our next destination, Fort San Pedro.
I learned about this placed from a friend’s recent Cebu trip. She told me to visit this place because it was pretty. For Php30 per person, one can experience the simplicity that Fort San Pedro humbly offers.
When we were there, I was constantly thinking of Fort Santiago the whole time because I was wondering if this was how Fort Santiago looked like. You see, I’m not really the type to go visit historic places and all that stuff.
Before you enter the actual Fort San Pedro area, there are two walls filled with photos and clippings about how Fort San Pedro came about. There weren’t that many pictures to see though. Adding more photos would be tons better. (Hello, Fort San Pedro people!)
It was clean, with several cool (and beautiful) areas to have your photos taken. It was midday when we arrived so while we thought the place was nice, we were burning under the midday sun.
There are loads of areas though where you can take cover. Also, there are signs telling you where to go that I found really nice.
It sucked though that “CLOSED” signs were posted on the majority of interesting-looking doors we encountered. In the photo above, I’m guessing that door is the entrance to a museum. Unfortunately, that bloody annoying closed sign barred us from entering.
There was a simple wishing well tucked beside the building right by the entrance. Don’t expect a pretty wishing well because it was just a genuinely old well that had ample water in it.
They also have this tiny butterly area when you climb up the “ramp”. And when I say tiny, I mean really tiny. When we arrived, there were no butterflies but the view there is seriously stunning.
One of the guides (or perhaps a Fort San Pedro caretaker) offer to take pictures of us, by the way. He was really nice, encouraging us to pose some more so we could take photos. He was even directing us to pose by this-and-that area. 🙂
That picture above was taken from my favorite section in Fort San Pedro. It’s this long path of cobblestones that make for pretty pictures. I think this was a look-out platform or something.
If you’re not so much into history and all that stuff, Fort San Pedro may be too boring for your taste. Then again, you can always spike up your experience by loading your camera with crazy and wacky pictures in Fort San Pedro, right? 😀
Besides, don’t you want to catch a sight of this glorious view? By the way, that is so not a phallic symbol. Haha! Every soul in Cebu knows where Fort San Pedro is so don’t fear getting lost should you want to visit this place. 🙂
Photos were tweaked by my ever-so-amazing Graphic Artist boyfriend.