"Not really a MUST must...but..." Luneta - Rizal Park Tip by imho

Luneta - Rizal Park, Manila: 65 reviews and 136 photos


Not really a MUST must...but if in you're the area, a stroll through Rizal Park is an interesting experience.
Jose Rizal is, officially, the national hero of the Philippines. I could go on and on about this dubious honor conferred upon him by the occupying Americans, but suffice it to say that his death at the hands of the Spaniards was the spark that lit the revolutionary fuse. Rizal, to his credit, was an outstanding author and poet, and his <a=href 'http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/.100547/article/841/9/?s=8746100547'>writings</ > are exemplary displays of talent that are still well-appreciated today. The site upon which his monument stands is near the spot where he was executed on December 30, 1896. Behind the monument is a long gallery of busts of local heroes. There's a light and sound show of the events leading up to Rizal's execution near the monument.

Address: Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
Phone: +63 2 302 7381
Website: http://www.nationalparks.ph/

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  • Written Sep 2, 2002
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