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Rizal Park, Manila

3.8
#2 of 39 in Parks in Metro Manila
#Nature / Park, #Must See
Located at the heart of the capital city, Rizal Park represents a tribute to the Philippine national hero--Jose Rizal--who was shot during a local rebellion against Spanish colonialists. Overlooking the Manila Bay, the park contains many recreational, cultural, and educational facilities, including historical markers, an observatory, an open-air concert hall, and lots of colorful fountains. To visit Rizal Park and other attractions in Manila, use our Manila trip planning app .
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  • Nice park in the middle of Manila Plenty of homeless people living there. Plenty of bird life and good people watching  more »
  • Just square and broad objects do not know anything. How to ride a horse-drawn carriage is a rip-off from peace of mind. If you ride the last that you ripped off tens of thousands of yen and also make them vulnerable to danger. You don't go so far to explore in Manila is not worth a visit because it is bad, so little time. It is mumbo jumbo pay Japan gardens are hilarious levels
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  • Every filipino is required to see and experience what Rizal Park can offer. Aside from being a historical place locals as well as tourists can enjoy the scenic view and the significant landmarks insid...  more »
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  • Whether you're a foreigner or a local, you must visit Rizal Park. It is a part of every child's field trip and every couple's date, but above all these, Rizal Park portrays Filipino culture. Visiting Rizal Park is a fun activity to do as well with your loved ones. There are a lot of side attractions that can be found around. There are small stores that sell food so that while roaming around you don't go hungry. Expect a large volume of people when visiting during weekends and holidays.
  • Very good to have rest and enjoy the ambiance. Highly recommended for family who likes to relax and have a family bonding. Alot of things can do here, you can visit different museum around Rizal Park then you can wait for the fountain to be light up around evening. If you have kids who loves walking and running, this is also the best to visit. Plus its very affordable to visit for there is no fee. A must visit place.
  • I really know this place as I have studied in 2 schools near this park for 4 years each. Not enough guards patrol the park to shoo off undesirables. Lots of trash scattered around the facility. Not enough trash cans. Not enough cleaning staff to collect trash cans. The facility itself is not so well maintained. The statue itself is fine. Dont get me talking on the back drop of the statue. Shows how the government respects culture and history of its own country. It is underwhelming at best and disappointing at worst.
  • Good place to have a picnic with family and friends. The park is quite massive but it needs maintenance,though it's not dirty, just improvements around the park. The monument of Rizal is something to see in person. I never thought I would be able to see the great monument of our National Hero. One thing's for sure, that hideous building at the back (Torre de Manila) needs to be demolished. It destroys the preserved picture perfect scene.
  • There are a lot of must-visit-places in Rizal Park such as: National Museum of Anthropology and the newly opened National Museum of Natural History. Just a few steps away from them you could find yourself entering The Planetarium. The famous Manila Ocean Park is located also here.
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