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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  • Our kids loved exploring the Baluarte and Japanese gardens. There was a lot of interesting things to look at and wonder about. We walked all over, climbing the stairs to look down a maze like circular...  more »
  • From this hidden away corner of Intramuros you can visit the charming garden and access a great section of the old city walls with the best views out on the Manila skyline.  more »
  • 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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  • Beautiful place to take photos. Be careful with flying gulf balls
  • A beautiful place to walk around in the sunset view, cool and relaxing
  • 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...
  • This is inside Intramuros where most of the photographers do their photoshoots.
  • Nice to picnic with family or pet. Fresh air, quite.

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