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Rizal Park, Manila

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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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  • It is one of my favorite parks because of the many attractions - Rizal and Lapu-lapu's monuments, massive map of the Philippines, picnic grounds, fountains, gardens and more. It's also accessible beca...  more »
  • The park is named after the National Hero, Jose Rizal. The park is about 10 minutes brisk walk from Intramuros. I liked this park, seemed vast; perhaps one of the biggest parks of any metro city I kno...  more »
  • After our trip to the national museum, we went to rizal park to take a break and just let the outdoor feel seep in. Surprisingly, the park is clean and well equipped. However, some sights of construct...  more »
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  • This is the place for everyone. Scenic, historical, city-life... From brisk - walk to hard-core jog, you can do it here. Food carts are available on strategic locations but if you are on a budget, you can can always bring your own home-cooked meals and bring the whole family to have a picnic and watch the beautiful fountain show. National Historic Building, Planetarium, Manila Ocean Park, Quirino Grand Stand are only short walk.
  • One of the few nice parks you can find around Metro Manila. Also dubbed as one of the best parks in South East Asia. Better to stroll here on mornings or late afternoon when it's not so hot. There's a ice cream, places where you can just sit and relax, free of charge.
  • I spent a nice few hours with my brother, walking around and being tourists. There was music at the fountain but I would have preferred if they played Filipino music instead, something more culturally appropriate.
  • Amazing place to visit and relax. Please visit the Rizal monument. It will be worth seeing Philippine history. The different gardens give awesome experiences. Try to visit all.
  • Historical place. Visiting in the afternoon (around 4pm onwards) is the perfect time to relax and unwind. Museums are within the vicinity, a playground with a small entrance fee is also within the park and Manila Ocean Park can be reached on foot from here.

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