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The Rizal Shrine

Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Type: Historic Sites
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LapuLapu city, Cebu City, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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.

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Davao City, Philippines
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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.

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Makati, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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98 helpful votes 98 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

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Davao City, Philippines
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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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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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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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62 helpful votes 62 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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