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Address: Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines
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The Rizal Shrine is a major historical landmark in the Philippines. It is in fact one of the most visited historical sites in the country. It became a home of Dr. Jose Rizal, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Davao City, Philippines
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Davao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Rizal Shrine is a major historical landmark in the Philippines. It is in fact one of the most visited historical sites in the country. It became a home of Dr. Jose Rizal, the country's national hero while in exile for four years. The park is covered with lush vegetation. Visitors can explore different replicas of diverse structures used by... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

It is not what I expect. The place is like a park which is good for sitting and viewing the surrounding. I can't see the origin facts about Rizal. Seems they have changed and constructed. Better if they have reserve historically.

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Davao City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

You might have read Rizal's life in school but visiting his shrine in Dapitan, you get to know a different Rizal - as a community member, teacher, engineer, doctor , but more up close and personal. Here you can see his bed, table, clothes (yes, he was probably just 4'11"-5'1" based on his measurements), and replicas of his clinic, makeshift... More 

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Hong Kong
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is maintained at just-passable standards considering that this is a place one lived in by Dr Rizal, the national hero. It looks like all the thatched huts are replicas of the original. But they were not even furnished with items representing the period they stood there or the resident who used the structures. And then you have the... More 

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Bacolod, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you want to get to know more of Rizal, then this place is a must visit. There are renovations being made in the place. The tour guide inside is really giving a lot of information that we cannot read in history or Rizal books.

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MAKATI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Rizal Shrine Museum is undergoing renovations so the contents are temporarily stored in Dapitan City near the church and police station. However, the experience was still very good thanks to our guide who was very knowledgeable and answered our questions and had additional tidbits to share. My son enjoyed validating what his teacher taught him with what the guide was... More 

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Vigan, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It is a general knowledge that Rizal was exiled in Dapitan. This Shrine is the modern experience of how Rizal spent four years in Dapitan. More than hundred years ago, but a portion of the wood used by Rizal's original hut is still available in the reconstructed, copied new hut.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It was a huge place and very clean too! I love that it had great maintenance. The place was very quiet and serene. The air was so fresh. It's a great place to reminisce and meditate.

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dunsford, ontario, canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very beautiful site. Still under construction. I loved the replica of Rizal's house. So much so I'm copying the design should I build my own place at some point.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The place is very big and you'll really see the actual houses of Jose Rizal, though reconstructed, they really tried to preserve whatever there is to save. A lot of good readings are also available in display. They are currently renovating the building where they place Jose Rizal's books.

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Address: Address: Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Zamboanga Peninsula  >  Zamboanga del Norte  >  Dapitan City

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