Attractions

Rizal Park

Written by Patrick

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OVERVIEW

Rizal Park

Caption: Rizal Monument | Image Source

Rizal Park is one of the most significant landmarks in the Philippines.  Also known as Luneta Park and originally referred to as Bagumbayan during the Spanish era, Rizal Park is where the country’s national hero Jose Rizal got executed in 1896.  It is where his remains are enshrined and is recognized as the Philippines’ main kilometer zero.  

Covering an area of 58 hectares, the historic area is considered one of the largest urban parks in Asia housing the National Museum Complex, an open-air auditorium, Independence flagpole, a musical dancing fountain, the Quirino Grandstand, and a 10-hectare open field, in addition to the Rizal Monument.  Gardens, artworks, a flower clock, and other monuments can also be found in the park.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
Rizal Park
Type of Attraction:
Historical Attractions
Address:
Ermita, Manila
Website:
Phone:
None
Hours:
Monday-Sunday 5:00-20:00
Closed:
None
Best Time to Visit:
January – December
Food & Drink:
Food – NO | Drink – YES
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
$1-5
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
P50 ($1 USD) – Entrance fee
Notes:
Minors must be accompanied by their parents or guardian.
Expect crowds during holidays such as Christmas and other Philippine holidays.
Bring an umbrella, hat, sunglasses, and other sun protection gear.

MAP

This attraction  is located on Luzon Island in Metro Manila.

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NEED TO KNOW

How to Get to Rizal Park?

By LRT 1

  1. Ride the LRT-1 at Gil Puyat and get off at U.N. Avenue Station.
  2. Walk to the entrance of Rizal Park on Kalaw Avenue.

By LRT 2

  1. Ride the LRT 2 at Cubao Araneta Train Station bound for Recto.
  2. Get off at Recto Station and take the footbridge to Doroteo Jose Station on LRT 1.
  3. Take the LRT 1 bound for Baclaran and get off at U.N Avenue Station.
  4. Walk to the entrance of Rizal Park on Kalaw Avenue.

By Jeepney

  1. In Aurora Boulevard, ride a jeepney with signboards Divisoria, Recto, or Avenida.
  2. Get off at Rizal Avenue and transfer to another jeepney with signboards Vito Cruz, Pedro Gil, or Kalaw.
  3. Get off at the entrance of Rizal Park at Taft Avenue.

The airport closest to Rizal Park

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Pasay is the closest airport to Rizal Park.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning, usually before 10:00 AM.

Closures

This attraction is always open. 

Fees

Fees require payment in cash.  Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction. 

Food & Drink

Food is not allowed at this attraction.

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.

Pets

Pets are not allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you.  Don’t Trash the Philippines!  

The Philippines are beautiful islands … let’s all ensure they remain this way. 

TIPS & HACKS

The following are recommended items for this experience: 

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Photos

The following are some photos of this attraction.

Videos

The following is a video of this attraction.

NEARBY

The following are other points of interest nearby:

READ MORE: Metro Manila Visitors Guide

Enjoy your visit to Rizal Park with a guide.

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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