Baluartillo de San Jose | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
|Address:||Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila|
The first of its kind in Asia, the Bagumbayan Light and Sound Museum was pioneered and first launched through the “Visit the Philippines 2013” campaign. This hour-long lights and sound show depicts Philippine history through the life and works of Dr. Jose Rizal. Visitors can walk through the Philippine history set in Intramuros, all the way from the Spanish colonization to the day of Dr. Jose Rizal’s execution in Bagumbayan.The museum sits on the former site of Religious of the Virgin Mary convent, once called as Beaterio de la Compania de Jesus convent.
Originally built to be an added fortification, this lone pentagon structure located on the outskirts of the wall is connected directly to Baluartillo de San Jose as a storeroom for ammunition and firearms. The Reducto is specifically built to make transport of ammunition easier, with custom-built ramps at the side of the structure leading to the parapet. It has also had its own cannonball deposit, and gun emplacements look out on the parapet. The Reducto is closed for the public but it can be seen from afar from the Baluartillo de San Jose and some parts of the wall nearby.
Standing on centuries worth of historical sites, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila was established in 1960. But before the university came to be, its site was the first Jesuit compound in Manila. In 1581, the Jesuits arrived in Intramuros and then decided to settle on that block up until their expulsion in 1758. During the years of Jesuit occupation in the area, the following structures were built: the Church of Santa Ana in 1587, Colegio Maximo de San Ignacio in 1595, Colegio de San Jose in 1601, and the first church and convent of San Ignacio in1626
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Barbara de los Reyes was brought up with a taste for elegance and good food. Her family pioneered the fine dining and catering industry in Olongapo City. She brought this fondness for gourmet cuisine to Manila in the early 1970s. Starting out as a small cafe in Malate, the business soon expanded its operations to catering as well as canteen management. Today, Barbara's is located at the Plaza San Luis complex in Intramuros, Manila. The restaurant's main entrees celebrate traditional Filipino and Spanish recipes but house specialties also include other European-inspired dishes. Barbara's cater to people who enjoy good food served in a grand manner.
From a unique community cooking experience to learning about social enterprise, these tours allow you to discover Metro Manila from another perspective.
Why visit a Gawad Kalinga Community?
Get a unique taste of Filipino Culture
Take a cooking class, visit the market, or take an impromptu language course.
It really is more fun in the Philippines
No one does fun like the Filipinos, and visiting a community is the best way to experience unique Filipino hospitality!
Authentic stories of inspiration
Hear first-hand the remarkable stories of resilience, hope, and solidarity which have brought transformation to over 2,500 Gawad Kalinga villages nationwide.
- Make your own miniature Intramuros while you learn about its story.
- Build its heart, the Plaza Mayor, and its historic fortress, Fort Santiago.
- Peer inside its houses and government buildings, imagine the people who walked its cobblestone streets and learn hands-on the amazing story behind its walls.
Where to stay
White Knight Hotel Intramuros located within the Plaza San Luis Complex of Intramuros Manila. It is nearby the historic Manila Cathedral with its detailed stone carvings and stained glass mosaics, the century old famous wedding area of San Agustin Church, the outdoor recreational area of Rizal Park boasting an 18-hole golf area, the showcase of golden artifacts at San Agustin Museum and the site of torture chambers and dungeons of Fort Santiago.
White Knight Hotel Intramuros has a total of 29 rooms. The hotel offers you attractive and comfortable rooms which include 4 types mainly the Deluxe, Standard, Suite and Executive Rooms. All rooms have private bathrooms, personal wardrobe, desk, telephone and free WIFI internet access. In addition, rooms come with all the modern equipments to bring the convenience and safety for guests, such as flat screen TV sets, air conditioners, menu tour, refrigerators and the other necessaries
Overlooking the South Harbor, this iconic luxury hotel is an 11-minute walk from landscaped gardens in Rizal Park, and 2 km from both the National Museum of the Philippines and Fort Santiago.
Featuring marble bathrooms with TVs, tubs, and rainfall showerheads, the lavish rooms come with flat-screen TVs, minibars and tea and coffeemakers, as well as MP3 players and free Wi-Fi. Palatial suites add extra rooms, and 1 has a private lift and helipad access.
There are 4 swanky restaurants, including an opulent champagne room, along 3 bars, and a club lounge with butler service. There's also a pool, a spa and a fitness center.
The Bayleaf Intramuros is a boutique hotel in Manila, Philippines that promises contemporary luxuries and conveniences. Set within the walls of the oldest district and historic core of Manila, this iconic landmark in the metro offers a high-class city abode for any traveler. It presents 57 guestrooms that blend style and comfort to encourage relaxation. Each one has five-star beddings, a 32-inch LCD TV, Wi-Fi Internet, and spacious bath with rain shower. The hotel also affords ace facilities for leisure and business. This includes a ballroom, 5 meeting rooms, and 4 dining venues.
Getting there and around
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