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How to Get to Rizal Shrine, Calamba Laguna: Map, Commute Directions
With the 150th birthday of Philippines' national hero already declared a national holiday, Tutubi intends to re-visit the now green-colored restored ancestral home of Jose Rizal in Calamaba, Laguna.
For the meantime, here's a post to answer numerous queries on How to get to Rizal Shrine, Calamba Laguna for your reference:
How to Commute to Rizal Shrine, Calamba:
From EDSA, Cubao, Quezon City, you can ride an HM Transport bus or a Green Star Express bus on Taft Avenue, Pasay (near Buendia LRT station) with signboard Sta. Cruz/Calamba. Alight at Crossing Calamba just past SM Calamba then ride a jeepney with signboard Calamba poblacion or a tricycle to take you to the Bahay ni Rizal.
From Batangas, you can ride the jeepney that ply the Lipa - Calamba route via Tanauan then ride a tricycle at the Calamba Central Transport Terminal near Calamba Crossing.
From Quezon Province, the easiest way is from Lucena Transport terminal with buses and jeepneys to Sta. Cruz, transfer to a Calamba Bound jeepney (or an HM Transport or Green Star Express aircon bus) and alight in Calamba followed by a tricycle ride.
From Cavite, best way is to go to Tagaytay Rotonda from Aguinaldo highway, transfer to a jeepney going to Balibago, Sta. Rosa, take another jeepney to Calamba then finally a tricycle to Rizal Shrine.
An interactive street map of Rizal Shrine can be found on OpenStreetMap
Driving directions to Jose Rizal Shrine in Calamba Laguna:
From Makati, just take SLEx then exit at Calamba toll gate, head towards Calamba Crossing then straight ahead is the Rizal shrine to your right.
Car parking available near the shrine, at the (Parish of St. John the Baptist) Calamba Church and street parking.
Please call the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP, formerly National Historical Institute (NHI)) as they're the one maintaining the home of Jose Rizal, for educational field trips and bookings, entrance fee (as if there's one), shrine open hours, photography/picture taking permits or other events. Contact Telephone numbers on NHI official website or get in touch with the caretaker/curator in Calamba City.
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Last time I went there (April 2), there is no entrance fee (for individuals; not sure if that applies to educational trips and bookings). Like in most facilities owned/operated by the NHCP, donations are accepted. Also, anyone can take photographs inside Rizal Shrine, provided that it is for non-commercial/personal purposes.
ian, that picture taking inside NHCP shrines has been a long advocacy for me. i raised that issue many times with NHI Chair Ambeth Ocampo and it's good that he implemented it. I want the National Museum to implement it too some day. They seem to be biased against people with DSLR cameras as professional photographers ignorant of the fact that many people nowadays can own one.