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On the other side of the Puerta Real gate, the Baluarte de San Diego features scenic gardens and the remains of a round structure. From 1979 to 1982, archeological excavations were conducted on the sunken tower found here. It is one of the oldest structures of the walled city, shifting from its own circular fortress to part of the larger wall. Visitors can look down at the pit into the tower that has been built and rebuilt through city development, direct foreign attack, and an earthquake. The bastion juts out of the wall, as all of the baluartes do, to give the artillery a better view of the perimeter—and, if needed, their attackers. To date, gardens surround the area, allowing visitors to take advantage of Baluarte de San Diego’s views.
Santa Lucia Street corner Muralla Street, Intramuros, Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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