Going there from Quiapo, one will need to take a jeepney ride with a signboard going to Mabini and Baclaran and get off at Roundtable. Baluarte De San Diego is located at the back of Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila or PLM, a prestigious government school.
The site is currently maintained as an archipelago site and gardens and pergola were added to make Baluarte de San Diego more appealing to visitors and more suitable for special occasions. It is open to the public but may be rented for private functions.
It opens from Monday to Sunday from 8am-5pm if without function and if with function, it opens from Monday to Sunday from 8am-12 noon. Before entering the Baluarte, one will need to pay an entrance fee amounting to PHP75.00 for Adult and PHP50.00 for Child/Student (w/valid ID).
One will need to pass the stairs that will lead to the circular stone fort overlooking the city. Beside it is a signboard that bore a little information about Baluarte de San Diego.
Baluarte de San Diego was breached by British forces in 1762 and it was restored and strengthened when the Spaniards returned, but was damaged and abandoned after the 1862 earthquake. It was totally destroyed during the Battle of Manila in 1945 but the restoration began in 1979 and it was completed in 1992. Though one will notice that the structure is very old and has molds on it but it preserves the glory of history in it. By the way watch out for flying golf balls since the place is just beside the Intramuros Golf Course.
The area is managed by the Intramuros Administration, an attached agency of the Department of Tourism. For inquiries, one may contact the Intramuros Vistors Center, Fort Santiago at Tel. (02) 5272961 or visit the Intramuros Administration at this address, 5/F Palacio del Gobernador, Intramuros, Manila.
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