Fort of San Pedro

This is the first Spanish fort built on Philippine soil.  It is triangular in shape with two sides facing the sea.

The original structure was a temporary one made of wood built to provide immediate security for the members of the Spanish expedition. Construction commenced on May 8, 1565, eleven days after Miguel Lopez de Legaspi's arrival.  It served as the core of Spanish settlement in the Philippines.

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