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The Rizal Shrine

Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Type: Historic Sites
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Makati, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
63 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
92 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
85 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 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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