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Baluarte de San Diego, Manila

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The "Base Attack" or "Baluart" in Original Old - English and Spanish latin a Baluarte" a "Baluarte de San Diego is a bastion in Intramuros, part of the Spanish colonial fortification in the walled city of Manila in the Philippines a Base (Super - base attack).HistoryThe existence of the Super - fort started from Governor General Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas who integrated an older fort with cortina or curtain walls, built from 1591-1594. The bastion is a protruding structure with facing flanks built along the cortina. The purpose of its projection was to ensure a clearer view of the cortina for the artillery - in order for them to prepare against invaders. The bastion has two parts; face (which projected outward) and flanks (connecting the face and the cortina, or the curtain wall). Several developments were added in the course of time such as addition of semi-circular structures at the base called orillons or little ears making the bastion resemble an ace-of-spades shape.Baluarte de San Diego was an ace-of-spades bastion built on the southwestern corner of Intramuros. It underwent several alterations. In 1609, a writing from Antonio de Morga states that the structure was only a tower within a much larger construction of the Fort Nuestra Señora de Guia. Jesuit priest Antonio Sedeño was the commissioned parish priest responsible for the construction of the Fort Nuestra Señora de Guia. Some of the amenities and facilities included within the fort were courtyard, cistern tank (water supply tank), lodging quarters, and workshops. However, the construction of the fort was always interrupted due to arising circumstances, thus, was not finished.
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  • We visited this around 12 noon hence it is really so hot. The entrance fee is very minimal and you can get a small brochure about the area. However aside from that not much to see. No guides nor any d...  more »
  • Lovely gardens being the entrance to Fort Santiago . Beautiful derelict building still showing the scars of war with bullet holes everywhere. Lots of figures to put your head in for silly photos etc  more »
  • Beautiful gardens nice to walk around the old wall of the old capital of the Philippines where the Spanish British Japanese and the Americans ruled over the Philippines  more »
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  • This quiet little garden is a good place for picnics with a minimum fee of Php50 (as of 2013). It has a clean public comfort room. Some parts of the garden is under renovation at the time of visit.
  • So historic place
  • What a historic and beautiful place!
  • 聖地牙哥堡為馬尼拉著名景點,此建築為防禦工事,且曾先後遭西班牙及日本佔領,遊客必訪!