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“See it with Fort San Pedro”

Ranked #93 of 289 things to do in Cebu Island
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“See it with Fort San Pedro”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

You would not get up in the morning and think.....I must go and see Plaza Independencia today.

It is mostly just a big open space.

But it is the big open space in front of the Fort San Pedro, So take the time to look around while you visit the fort.

You will see lots of people there on Sunday but it is very empty the rest of the week.

There is a children's playground on site. There are a couple of old Tartanilla's, horse drawn carriages. There are a few monuments.

It will not be obvious but there is a tunnel under the Plaza Independencia to assist with traffic flow from Cebu City to Talisay City along the SRP, otherwise known as the Cebu Coast Road.

Visited September 2013
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“Like any other central park in Philippines”
Reviewed 21 February 2013

How to reach -
Take a jeep or taxi. All drivers know it. It is 5 minutes walk from Sto Nino chapel.

Tip :
Avoid coming here during the day (9 am to 4 pm) - it is open and gets pretty sunny and hot

The only thing special about Plaza Indpendencia is it's history - or rather, the history of it's name (it was changed repeatedly, based on it's purpose and the whims of the colonial masters). It finally got it's current name when the Americans left Philippines.

There is a big metal sign that details this history and is worth reading (it is on the entrance closer to the street across Sto Nino Bascilica - which is 5 minutes walk)

Urdaneta memorial is a white obelisk in one part of the park.

Else, there really is nothing much of interest here - just a few young boys and girls practicing their dance.

While Fort San Pedro is interesting to see, there is nothing much to see in Plaza Independencia. Of course, it would have been different if they had put more signs with stories of occurences in this plaza.

Visited February 2013
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