Revellin de Recoletos | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila

Built in 1781 as an added fortification on the eastern side of the wall, the Revellin de Recoletos was named after the Recoletos church near it. It was also known as  Revellin de Dilao.In the 1940s, the revellin closed its entrance when it was converted into a garden, named Aurora Gardens after the wife of Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon. Just like every other building in Manila, it suffered the wrath of the 1945 Battle of Manila where it was reduced to rubble. It was last restored in 1986. Today, it is the headquarters of a non-profit, non-government organization that addresses unemployment among the indigent youth, the Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc. This foundation takes in scholars and teaches them how to properly restore and conserve cultural heritage properties and practices.
Address: Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila
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Nearby attractions

Manila High School
0.13 km away

Manila High School was established in 1906. It stands in the former site of Parian de San Jose and Escuela Municipal de Niñas, the first public high school for girls in 1889. The building of the Escuela Municipal became Manila High School in 1906. It was renamed in 1921 as Manila South High School and Araullo High School in 1930. It suffered destruction in the 1945 battle. The original school name was revived in 1958 and a new building was erected in 1967 at its original site.

Baluarte de San Andres
0.18 km away

This Baluarte played a major role in fortifying the defense of the southeastern end of the wall. Baluarte de San Andres was built in 1603 and it was designed to protect Puerto Real, the exclusive gate of the Governor-general.It was reconstructed in 1733, bombproof arsenals for gunpowder, a watchtower, and barracks were added. It was destroyed during the British siege in 1762 but rebuilt and modified again after the British occupation.It faced another downfall during the 1945 battle and was restored in 1987 to its current state. Today, it serves as a quiet nook for people visiting Intramuros. It is located just across the National Museum of Fine Arts, in front of the Manila Bulletin office. 

Baluarte de Dilao
0.21 km away

Another fortification built by the Spaniards in 1592, San Francisco de Dilao or Baluarte de Dilao was named after the Japanese suburbs that it was facing across Intramuros. It was enlarged in 1662 but it succumbed to the wars it faced.The current Baluarte de Dilao was the 1984 restored version, it was more spacious than the previous ones with the added space for Plaza de Dilao. Plaza de Dilao stands as a commemorative place for the lives lost during the bloody World War II.

Things to do nearby

National Museum Tour

  • Explore Philippine history through impressive collections of artifacts that date back from the prehistoric times up to the modern days.
  • Spend the day touring the three building of the National Museum complex (National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of  Fine Arts, and the National Museum of Anthropology)
  • See ancient artifacts like the famous 'Manunggul jars', Anito carvings, and weapons that shaped the Filipino culture to what it is today.
  • Marvel at the masterpieces by Juan Luna like the famous Spoliarium and the controversial The Parisian Life.
  • Witness the taxidermied body of Lolong, the 20-feet freshwater crocodile that used to be the largest in captivity.

White Knight Electric Chariot Intramuros Day Tour

  • Ride from one historical monument to another on the Electric Chariot with your knowledgeable tour guide for 1-hour.
  • See the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church, and other old Manila highlights!
  • Enjoy the experience of a lifetime in this unique Old Manila tour with your friends or family!

Dinner and Cultural Show at Barbara's
Dining experience
0.48 km away

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.

Where to stay

The Bayleaf Intramuros
Hotels and homes
0.18 km away

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.

White Knight Hotel Intramuros

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

The Corporate Inn Hotel
Hotels and homes
0.78 km away

The Corporate Inn Hotel Manila has continually provided a top-notch service to get you everything you need- whether it’s for business, time off alone, or your loved ones we make sure our guests feel a sense of belongingness and experience an ambiance of “at-home” environment.At The Corporate Inn Hotel Manila, you’ll discover all the features you would expect from a business luxury hotel but with very reasonable rates. Our rooms and suites come with air-conditioning, LED TV, Wi-Fi access, as well as a hot & cold shower. In addition, the hotel also has a business centre, massage service, car rental, and ample parking space.When it comes to location, nothing comes close to the convenience we provide in ‘Fascinating Manila’. Popular destinations such as Rizal Park, National Museum, Walled City of Intramuros, the U.S Embassy, business districts, and entertainment hubs are all just short minutes from our hotel.So come and visit us here at The Corporate Inn Hotel in Manila, Philippines, where you will enjoy top hospitality and access to the best historic sites at immensely attractive rates.

Getting there and around

Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila

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