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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  • Come visit the world heritage old Intramuros. inside Intramuros district of House conditions it is changed to old age home (vogue Spain). See the classic waterfall.
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  • The fortress is on the SW corner of intramuros. Close to the school (College?), was walking road in front of many students. If it is not too big so far, climb onto the wall structure is exposed, so interesting. The shame is not among them. Have a cannon in Japan, bonsai (this is why unknown), so take a look at.
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  • Rooms on the top floor of the Manila Hotel Manila trip with his wife is the front's Fort San Diego. It is one of Manila's oldest stone fortress and was visited by many tourists. Their way around the city walls is on the golf course, and early in the morning to play all the time.
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  • Nice quiet garden and historical area to explore, with a bonsai garden too. Great piece of history that they've maintained well. Seems laid out more to host events so be aware it might be closed for that when you visit. To update a previous post entry is now 75php. Just beware of flying golf balls...
  • The place is quiet and historical. Nothing to do here though but to lounge and relax.
  • Fascinating historic location. The oldest point in Manila.
  • A very memorable place for me... This is where I got married. =)
  • 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.

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