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The Rizal Shrine

Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Type: Historic Sites
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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

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Davao City, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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laguna, philippines
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92 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Read on history before coming here. Dapitan City very clean and slow paced. Imagine Jose Rizal's exile and how he was able to help the community thru education and health care. There were a few old ladies in white who were actually Rizalistas (cult who believe Rizal is their Christ) in the vicinity. They kept the area clean. Tour takes... More

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Jewett City, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I do love history so I was happy to go to this place. I was somewhat disappointed in the condition of the place. Not very well kept.

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Chino Hills, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We made made a side trip to Rizal Shrine prior to checking in at Dakak beach resort.Distance is 20 mins from Rizal shrine & Dakak by van.The Shrine is full of historical information about Rizal's life and works in Dapitan.A tour guide would help in discovering Rizal's few years in dapitan exile.Dr jose Rizal's house,clinic,kitchen etc were built exactly where... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stopped briefly on our way to the airport. The reconstructed exhibits are good, but the semi forest setting makes the Rizal house look gloomy. A 'guide' approached us and showed us around, although one could have guided oneself. There is a more modern double storey museum that I lacked time to view. While the Rizal house means far more... More

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La Trinidad, Philippines
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Dapitan is where Dr. Jose Rizal was exiled during the Spanish era. The nipa huts were refurbish to match the exact replica of the nipa huts back in Dr. Rizal's time. The tree that Dr. Rizal planted is still standing when we visited this place.

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Davao City, Philippines
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29 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I’ve been to Dapitan City indeed long time ago. It took us 18 hours to travel by land from Davao City to Dapitan. It was a tiring but adventurous trip. We first visited Rizal’s Shrine. I have already forgot the details of our travel from our hotel to the shrine. I also forgot what places we passed by on our... More

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Manila, Philippines
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128 reviews 128 reviews
72 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We went to Dapitan for purposes of seeing where Rizal stayed while in exile during the Spanish era and it really turned out like reliving the old days of our National Hero. A freelance tour guide voluntarily helped us go around the shrine explaining in minute details the hows and whats of Jose Rizal's life in Talisay Dapitan, from the... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We were here about 3 or 4 years ago. It is a very interesting place with replica houses and kitchen and bedroom etc of where Joze Rizal lived during his exile in Dapitan. The gardens are ok but in need of tidying up a bit.

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