Jose Rizal Memorial Tour
Tour Duration: 4 Hrs.
Departing Location: Free Hotel Pick-up
Tour Type: Day Tour
Available: Daily 9:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Min: 2 Persons
Manila City Tour has designed a special Manila tour that is dedicated to the Philippines national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, born in Calamba Laguna on June 19, 1861, and executed on December 30, 1896. Jose Rizal was regarded by Filipinos as their national hero due to his ability to stand against the Spanish.
Jose Rizal was the founder of “La Liga Filipina”, this was a civic organization that ultimately gave birth to the Katipunan, which would be the start of the Philippine Revolution against Spain.
Jose Rizal fought for the rights of the Filipino people, to have self-government, that would allow them to have dignity and self respect, and it was through these efforts of civil disobedience that caused the Spanish to imprison Jose Rizal at Fort Santiago located in the city of Intramuros.
Our second stop on this special memorial tour takes us to Luneta Park, to the exact location where Jose Rizal was executed from behind, here you be able see and walk among beautifully designed statues displayed in positions that reenact his cowardly execution.
Dr. Jose Rizal was executed on December 30th in 1896 by Filipino soldiers of the Spanish Army, who were ordered to follow through with the execution, or be executed by the regular Spanish troops standing in the background.
Our next stop for this Manila tour is Paco Park, this was the fist burial site of Dr. Jose Rizal, and although he was buried here in secret by the Spanish, it was through the efforts of his sister Narcisa, after touring several cemeteries that his grave was found.
Although the Paco Park cemetery was being guarded by Spanish soldiers, Narcisa found a sympathetic caretaker, and after making a small gift, the caretaker placed the initials of “RPJ” on the grave site, these were the initials of Jose Rizal in reverse.
- Fort Santiago
- Luneta Park
- Paco Park
- Free Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off at any hotel in Manila / Makati / Taguig / Ermita / Malate / Pasay
- Air-conditioned Vehicle
- Entrace Fees
- Parking Fees
- Tour Guide
- Snacks (Sandwich, Chips & Bottled Water)