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Rizal Shrine, Manila

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#4 of 21 in Museums in Manila
Inside the fortifications of Fort Santiago, see Rizal Shrine, the site of the incarceration and death of Philippine national hero José Rizal, and today a museum offering guided tours. Wax dolls, memorabilia, artifacts, books, manuscripts, and other personal belongings tell the life story of José Rizal, a doctor and the leader of the national movement, who was executed by the Spanish colonial government. The most memorable exhibits include a copy of his last song, "Mi Ultimo Adios," and the first draft of the novel "Noli Me Tangere." After the tour, take a walk through the park, which features fountains and plenty of lush vegetation. Arrange your visit to Rizal Shrine and discover more family-friendly attractions in Manila using our Manila trip planner .
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  • We were told that we could only visit the ground floor as there was an ongoing program at the 2nd floor. I inquired further but the security did not divulge. If it is a film showing connected to the l...  more »
  • The temple is Rizal is located inside the Fort. To access you do not pay the ticket, because the Museum is part of the Fort, and then just the entrance to the Fort. The Temple of Rizal is the last yard, past the beautiful baroque portal, bottom left. To appreciate the Nice interactive museum should know at least a little history of the Philippines, otherwise you do not understand much, and you can't share the pathos of Filipinos when they visit. Inside the Temple Museum you can take pictures with flash. But without flash is difficult, because the rooms are dimly lit; I think it's a very precise display of who has set up the Museum. Rizal, after her death, remained in this "Temple" for less than two months between the end of the process and its implementation. Many of his photos and his portraits and the panels that tell the sad story of this national hero of the Philippines.
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  • From the cell where he spent his last hours of the court proceedings to a collection than objects owned by range of Rizal. This homage to the national hero in full width.
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