We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rizal Shrine

Address: Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines
Improve this listing
86%
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    6
    14
    3
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The environment was great. The place is surrounded by huge trees. If you love nature and history,You must visit this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A personal favorite of the Rizalians, the location can be best experienced with a local heritage interpreters or at least included in a Historical tour to make the visit very meaningful. Some are just visiting this location for photo and "selfie" purposes without knowing the significant importance of this location in the formation of the Philippine republic.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It really feels good to be on a place where our national hero once lived. Some how they managed to improve and maintain the place especially the old houses and trees. It feels so fulfilling to be on that place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edison, New Jersey, United States
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautiful preservation of national treasure in nature preserved area, but the museum is out o character , too modern , quite ugly building

Was this review helpful? Yes
LapuLapu city, Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Find a guide it will really help. Unless you know very well RIzal.Interesting, also because you can see Rizalian volunteers working for Rizal unpaid.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It was nice to see how Jose Rizal lived during his exile... If you are not familiar with this place get a guided tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Davao City, Philippines
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was my second time at the Rizal Shrine and I'd say it has not been well maintained. Some of the structures are not in good condition anymore. Bring mosquito repellant when you visit the place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Makati, Philippines
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Learned much about our national hero during the visit. I highly recommend that you get a tour guide to better appreciate your visit to the shrine. I travelled with my brother and sister, we paid Php250 for the guided tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iloilo City, Philippines
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
73 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Rizal Shrine is always beautiful and historic. One problem i see was that, modernization already creeping to the supposed to be ancient and important place of our country history-wise. Kudos to the National and Local government for preserving most of the memorabilia and souvenirs left by the national hero. I hope they should have removed the modern facilities into it.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davao City, Philippines
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

"corner of the traveler" the history behind the place gives you the sight and knowledge on how Dr. Jose p. Rizal lived his life being a doctor in Dapitan.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Rizal Shrine also viewed

Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
 
Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
 

Been to The Rizal Shrine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Rizal Shrine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?