Puerta Real


This gate to the old walled city of Intramuros was built in 1663 for the exclusive use of the Spanish governor general during important state functions.

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1. Baluarte de San Diego

0.11 MILES

Fortified bastion shaped like an ace of spades dating back to 1586, making it one of the oldest stone fortifications in Intramuros.

3. National Planetarium

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The long-moribund National Planetarium was reopened in early 2017. Major upgrades include a Japanese–built projector and new blue seats in its central…

4. Chess Plaza

0.17 MILES

A shady spot in Rizal Park where regulars test each other and look for new blood with shouts to visitors of ‘Hey Joe, do you play chess?’.

5. Reducto de San Pedro

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The Spanish built this pentagonal stone redoubt outside the walls of Intramuros, and used it to store ammunition.

6. Open-Air Auditorium

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The long-running Concert at the Park takes place at this open-air auditorium near the Central Lagoon in Rizal Park; it’s free and starts at around 6pm on…

7. Revellin de Recoletos

0.22 MILES

A triangular defensive fortification in Intramuros. It's one of the more recent fortifications (1771).

8. San Agustin Church

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The San Agustin Church was the only building left intact after the destruction of Intramuros in WWII. Built between 1587 and 1606, it is the oldest church…