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Rizal Shrine

Address: Santa Clara Street, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Ranked #13 of 79 Attractions in Manila
Type: Museums
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This place gave an early glimpse of life during those early years of Philippines history and how a learned and wealthy man was coverages to go against the government of that day and time was an inspiration to me. Definitely gave a lot of food for thought about his legacy. If you are a history buff, put this on your... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This museum proved to be a highlight of our most recent visit to Manila. Located in Fort Santiago, the museum offers good information for anyone interested in the history of the Philippines. It features details on the life of Jose Rizal, a national hero and martyr. Boards in the first room tell the story of Rizal's life, from birth to... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

this is the place to know about the life of the philippines hero jose rizal. it contains memorabilia from his life in manila and in spain.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I orginally wasn't really interested in visiting the shrine, however, as I was there I thought why not. Im glad I did. The shrine/museum gives you a fair idea of how the Philipines became who they are today. Rizal was quite a remarkable man in his own right, I can understand why the filipinos hold him in such high regard.

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Street, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Very informative museum and interesting place to visit. Full of historical importance. Well laid out museum which has a great atmosphere in peaceful grounds.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Although simple but informative. His story leading to execution is pretty sad. But then again, most history is quite morbid.

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Kandahar, Afghanistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Anyone interested in Philippine History should see this shrine. Americans can think of Rizal as something like the George Washington of the Philippines...and important founding father. Part of the Fort Santiago/Intramuros complex, it is easy to find.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The shrine set up to this Philippine National hero has been very well done. The building where he was incarcerated as he awaited execution has been turned into a museum explaining his early life and prominence leading up to his arrest and eventual execution. A very intelligent and artistic man who is honoured by his country in this shrine which... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Yopu cannot underestimate what an influence this guy had on the Philipinos. He was a true hero. A medical doctor who simply wanted justice and fairness from the Spanish. There is a Rizal street, road, avenue etc in every town and city we visited and this true patriot was murdered by the Spanish which led to a revolution and expulsion... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Rizal Shrine is the single most important structure at the Rizal Park. This is where the mortal remains of Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, are interred. Members of the Philippine Marine Corps take turns in guarding the monument round-the-clock. Recently, there were protests regarding the construction of a high rise building which completely changed the view of... More 

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