The Medio Baluarte de San Francisco, named after St. Francis of Assisi, was the riverside and landward defense of Fort Santiago. It complements the Baluarte de San Miguel in protecting the entrance to the main citadel of the walled city.

Map of Fort Santiago from the 1766 Zermeño Map of Manila; Medio Baluarte de San Francisco is labeled 10. Courtesy of Bibliotheca Nacional de España.

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