Rizal Park ( Filipino: Liwasang Rizal ) also known as Luneta Park or colloquially Luneta , is a historical urban park located along Roxas Boulevard, City of Manila , Philippines, adjacent to the old walled city of Intramuros .
Situated by Manila Bay, Luneta is also an important site in Philippine history . The execution of national hero José Rizal on December 30, 1896, fanned the flames of the 1896 Philippine Revolution against the Kingdom of Spain . The area was officially renamed Rizal Park in his honor, and the monument enshrining his remains serves as the park’s symbolic focal point.
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After our Saturday class, my classmate/friend and I decided to go to The Manila Hotel because I’ve read somewhere that they hosts hotel tour (I’ll blog about it soon.) Wanderlusts. 😜
In going to The Manila Hotel via train, one must traipse Rizal Park first. You’d love to stop and take pictures! 😉
Rizal Park at night..
These fountains dances and changes colors in sync with the music.
That’s not all there is to see. This park spans an approximately 16.24 hectares, so, it’s pretty wide.
There are some other points of interest in here, like:
Concert at the Park
Diorama of Rizal’s Martyrdom
Filipino-Korean Soldier Monument
Lapu-Lapu Monument (or the Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom)
and many more…
It’s so nice to be back here after how many months. We used to picnic here or just lay down the grass. ❤
Loved it, guys? 🙂