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Rizal Shrine

Address: Santa Clara Street, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Ranked #15 of 110 things to do in Manila
Type: Museums
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Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Well laid out it eases understanding a tragedy which essentially paved a gradual road to liberty, focussing chronologically on the life and wilful death of a national hero. Hard to comment further as this symbol is of such utter importance to the Philippine people. Visit the statues on the execution ground in Rizal Park too, adorned by his antemortem poem.

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Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This museum gave ancient life of Philippine History..the place is really amazing which serves an inspiration to all filipinos..it tackled the life of Dr. Jose Rizal the national hero that fight his own battle for the freedom of his countrymen..I highly recommended this for the new generation :D

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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