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Rizal Park, Manila
(3.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Manila attractions like Rizal Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A large and popular park in the center of town. Really nothing special except for a welcome break from the traffic of course.. The Rizal statute is pretty unremarkable. 
  • Manila is a place filled with lots of different mode of transport so due to the exhaust you we be advised to use you mask. However, here at this park it's all green and fresh and a perfect place to st...  more »
  • This park is beautiful and peaceful. It is also a great place to do many things. For me it was a morning run each day. 
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  • If you're in Manila, this is one of the place you shouldn't miss in your city tour. One of the historical places in the Philippines because the corpse of our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, is there. Recently, an Auditorium is established inside the park. Many performers from school-based dance groups to popular local bands are showcasing their talents and entertaining the park visitors. Be sure to check the performance schedules. Also, spending 'til the moon rises is worth the wait. A fountain show every evening is being held and it's very entertaining. It's perfect for those who are still staying in the park and wanna make Luneta as their last stop before going home.
  • Safer parking is located in Quirino grandstand. Parking is watched over by an attendant who'll ask for P30 parking fee. Also, there's a clean public restroom near the Manila hotel side of the grandstand. Bring your mat, your food & drinks, your kids outdoor toys & you're all set for a cheap afternoon fun with your kids. Just find a place near the fountain so that you can conveniently watch the 6pm onwards dancing lights show. There's a paid restroom around P5-10, food kiosks, toy peddlers selling P20-P50 toys. There's free wifi & Kids' train ride costs P50.00. If you don't have mats, the toy sellers sell P20 foil mats that can sit 2-3 adults. Kids can run, fly kites, play tag, frisbee, catch ball etc on well-maintained lawn. Just watch over your little kids because the park tend to be crowded especially during the dancing lights show. Kids will certainly have fun here.
  • Rizal Park is first and foremost a place of culture. There are a lot of landmarks and sites that honor the Filipino history and its people. The park is clean, well-maintained and physically appealing! It is also conducive to jogging, walking, even group projects, and, most recently, Pokémon Go. 5/7 will go again (maybe often)!
  • A must see place to visit when coming to manila. They offer live shows during weekends.
  • Great place for walking or just sitting in the park. There are also food stalls to satisfy your appetite. Nighttime is fun because there is a light show. A must place to visit and pay respect to the National Hero.