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The Rizal Shrine

Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Type: Historic Sites
Fee: No
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I have spent a day with my son in Rizal Shrine in Dapitan last March. Hes very excited coz its his first time to board a plane, and to see what has been taught in school, an actual field trip. The place is so carefully managed and maintained. You will feel that you have travelled in the past and reminisce... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Finally! I have always wanted to go to this place for a long time. The good thing is that there is no entrance fee and yet the place is well-managed with clean surroundings. Josephine must have fallen in love with this place as much as she has fallen with Rizal.

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