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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  • July 30, 2017
    Small but there was a splendid fortress built of stone. See the structure as a fortress in Santiago fortress here better than may.
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  • July 28, 2017
    As part of the Spanish colonial fortification in the walled city called Intramuros, this bastion was then designed and built by a Jesuit Priest in the late 16th century. One of the oldest fortificatio...  more »
  • June 12, 2017
    The bulwarks are part of the walls surrounding Intramuros. There are several and they allow good photographs.
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  • March 18, 2017
    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...
  • April 13, 2017
    The place is quiet and historical. Nothing to do here though but to lounge and relax.
  • March 1, 2017
    Fascinating historic location. The oldest point in Manila.
  • November 19, 2016
    A very memorable place for me... This is where I got married. =)
  • April 15, 2016
    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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