Jose Rizal@150 Heritage Trail Project (Lakbay Jose Rizal by DOT and NHCP)
Herewith is the list of places Jose Rizal visited required you too visit to complete the Lakbay Rizal heritage trail. Note that Tutubi has been to all Rizal Shrines except 4 on the list. If only there's crediting of previous visits to the various Jose Rizal Shrines, Tutubi would have almost completed the list by now :(
Please read the individual blog posts provided to see information about the Rizal site's historical significance, how to get there, and other information e.g. entrance fees and museum hours. (Note all of these sites are present on OpenStreetMap, where you can browse the map to get an idea on how to get there (or download it to your PC then install to your Garmin GPS Navigators)
Destinations and Stamp Sites
National Capital Region
1. Prison Cell and Rizal Shrine, Fort Santiago, Manila
on the floor of Rizal Shrine narrates the last day of the hero, Tutubi's freedom loving French friends "fell in love" with Rizal when he took them there after a brief tour of Luneta and the National Museum
GPS Coordinates: N14 35 40.3 E120 58 11.0
How to Get to Fort Santiago
2. Chapel Cell of Rizal, Fort Santiago, Manila
just outside Rizal Shrine but without a roof
How to Get to Fort Santiago
3. Site of the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, Anda cor. Sta. Lucia St., Intramuros, Manila
Intramuros which included the previous location of Ateneo Municipal de Manila (now the Clamshell building) where Rizal started formal schooling
GPS Coordinates: N14 35 22.0 E120 58 23.7
WARNING: If you have an SLR/DSLR, be prepared to be harassed by the "Guardia Civil" of the Intramuros Administration (IA) who still have the medieval thinking that SLR cameras are for professional photographers only thus require you apply for a "permit to shoot" for a fee. A tourist spot promoted by the DOT and yet you can't take a souvenir picture with an SLR to share with friends for the world to "like." The rule is applied inconsitently where Tutubi was harrased by security guards for taking pictures of Manila Catheral and yet left a foreign tourist alone taking photos of the same Intramuros landmark. Such is the shame here, Jose Rizal would have cried out loud for such archaic and discriminatory practice against the indios of today.
The NHCP, however, through the forward mindset of Prof. Ambeth Ocampo, now allow photography at their shrines, thus the various pictures of Rizal Shrines on this post.
4. Site of the University of Santo Tomas, Banco Filipino Building., A. Soriano cor. Solana Sts., Intramuros, Manila
Everybody knows Rizal didn't get straight "sobresaliente" grades here in Medical school, one subject even had a passing grade
GPS Coordinates: N14 35 36.4 E120 58 27.1
5. Site of Trial of Rizal, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), Gen. Luna cor. Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila
The current site of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila was where Jose Rizal was first tried in a court martial.
GPS Coordinates: N14 35 11.7 E120 58 39.1
6. Rizal Park, Roxas Blvd, Burgos, Kalaw and Taft Avenues, Manila
7. Rizal Monument, Roxas Blvd, Manila
Do you still need a picture of this one? :P
Coordinates: N14 34 54.6 E120 58 37.5
8. Rizal Execution Site (Light and Sound Museum), Roxas Blvd, Manila
the actual site of Rizal's execution is inside the present Light and Sound Museum at the Luneta Park
GPS Coordinates: N14 34 58.2 E120 58 35.4
9. Rizal Fountain, Roxas Blvd, Manila
this is the Wilhemsfeld Fountain transferred from Germany to Luneta, where Rizal drank water while he stayed there
GPS Coordinates: N14 34 50.7 E120 58 39.5
10. Paco Park, San Marcelino and Gen. Luna Sts., Paco, Manila
the cemetery where Rizal was buried in an unmarked grave. click the link above to get directions on how to get there
Coordinates: N14 34 54.0 E120 59 19.5
Region III – Central Luzon
11. San Fernando Train Station, Brgy. Sto. Niño, San Fernando, Pampanga
In a few weeks, expect a picture of this historic train station that played a vital part during the Bataan Death March of WW II
Coordinates: N15 01 36.6 E120 41 12.4
12. Kamestisuhan District (Women of Malolos Marker/ Bautista House), Sto. Niño St., Malolos, Bulacan
Tutubi may have to re-visit a lot he acquired in Malolos (Woodlands of Grand Royale) and probably Barasoain Church to justify visiting this one. Read more about Kamestisuhan by Traveler on Foot
Region IV – Calabarzon
13. Rizal Shrine, J.P. Rizal St., Calamba City, Laguna
Tutubi's been here twice but he has no picture good enough for posting here. This How to Get to Rizal Shrine Calamba can be of help though.
Coordinates: N14 12 49.1 E121 09 59.9
14. Calamba Church (San Juan Bautista Church), J.P. Rizal St., Calamba City, Laguna
The church in Calamba (St. John the Baptist Parish) where the young Jose Rizal was baptized a Catholic
Coordinates: N14 12 49.7 E121 10 01.7
15. National Shrine of our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Antipolo Church), Oliveros St., Antipolo City
Just in time, Tutubi is scheduled to buy a new car, and may have to have it blessed here like his dear Sakura :P
Waypoints/GPS Coordinates: N14 35 15.6 E121 10 35.2
Region V – Bicol Region
16. Rizal Monument, Magallanes and Justo Lukban Streets, Daet, Camarines Norte
Visited twice already by Tutubi, this is the first Jose Rizal monument, erected in 1898. A third visit coming in a month or two
Region VI – Western Visayas
17. Molo Church (St. Anne’s Parish) and Escolta, Jocson and San Marcos Sts., Molo District, Iloilo City
Tutubi's been to Iloilo where he stayed at Sarabia Manor Hotel during the early fight of Pacquio at the Fort. Was only able to visit Jaro Cathedral, went to Roxas City (Capiz) then flew to Cebu the following day.
Coordinates: N10 41 51.0 E122 32 40.9
Region VII – Central Visayas
18. Dumaguete City
Been here in 2003 (or 2004) in very limited time but only explored nearby Siquijor Island. Wonder where to have the Rizal passport stamped in this city
19. Fort San Pedro, Pier Area, Cebu City
visited by Tutubi in 2003 but no "bloggable" pictures still even if he's been to Cebu countless times already.
Coordinates: N10 17 33.0 E123 54 20.2
Region IX – Zamboanga Peninsula
20. Rizal Shrine and Waterworks of Rizal, Barangay Talisay, Dapitan City
photo of Rizal's house in Dapitan (yeah, NHI chairman Ambeth Ocampo should be informed that those NHI markers obstruct the view). The woman in white, not a nun but a member of a Rizalist sect worshiping Rizal as a God doing, does volunteer work in maintaining the shrine.
A pool of water that comprise Jose Rizal's aqueduct that supplied potable water to Dapitan, a feat of water works engineering well ahead of his time according to modern day enngineers
21. Dapitan Plaza, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
a drive-by picture of Dapitan Plaza, thus slightly blurred. note the Rizal Monument on the background
22. Site of the Casa Real, Barangay Talisay, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
The historical marker reads: "This is the site of the Casa Real, official residence and administration building of the politico-military governor of the district. Here, Jose Rizal lived as an exile from July 17, 1892 to March 1893 when he was transferred to Talisay, now the Rizal Dapitan Shrine."
23. Dapitan Church, City Hall Drive, Barangay Sta. Cruz, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
Dapitan Church with a partial view of Jose Rizal's map of Mindanao
24. Relief Map of Mindanao, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
Relief Map of Mindanao was built by Rizal just in front of Dapitan Church. (Tutubi tried to take an aerial picture of this map but the stairs to the Dapitan Church belfry were closed)
25. Santa Cruz Beach, Punto del Disembarko de Rizal en Dapitan, Sunset Boulevard, Dapitan City
the fiery sunset on Sta. cruz Beach on Sunset Boulevard, Dapitan City. A dilapidated marker (at the time of Tutubi's visit) is just along the road
26. Dipolog Cathedral, Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte
Dipolog Cathedral visited by Rizal during his exile in Dapitan. Church altar said to be designed by Jose Rizal. The building facade recently had a facelift that Jose Rizal himself would not recognize as it's very much different from the original
Coordinates: N8 35 9 E123 20 44
27. Rizal Farm, Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte
Of all the 27 sites, this may be the hardest one to reach. Katipunan town is south of Dapitan and Dipolog, the twin cities of Zamboanga del Norte. No information yet on the interwebs on how to get there or how it actually looks like
Lastly, did you know that Tutubi was able to visit two sites related to Jose Rizal in Hong Kong, the first one's the site of clinic (on D'Aguilar Street) and the second one's his home where he stayed on Rednaxela Terrace (the long escalator).
Probably next year, he'll also explore the places Jose Rizal visited in Singapore.
posted by GingGoy @ 11:30 PM,
- At Jun 20, 2011, 5:35:00 PM, GingGoy said...
Saida, get a rizal passport first at DOT building in Luneta :P try Kookoo's Nest for native cottages...I love the bouillabbaise at Lab-as restaurant on the boulevard but i don't know if it's still there. rent a bike to visit the twin lakes of balinsasayao and hop on a boat to explore the mystical island of siquijor or Apo Island :P
- At Jun 20, 2011, 6:33:00 PM, Nonoy said...
Napuntahan mo ba lahat ng 27 sites Tutubi? ang dami anoh? ang hirap naman puntahan lahat; ang pwede ko lang sigurong puntahan is yung nasa Dapitan cuz Im' in Mindanao. I wish I can get to all the Rizal heritage sites.
- At Jun 21, 2011, 1:47:00 AM, said...
It is nice to visit these places as well. I already got my pasaporte and hoping that I will be included in the top 100 who completely visited the 27 sites. Reymos (www.reymos.wordpress.com)
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- At Jul 5, 2011, 8:55:00 PM, said...
hMm ang talino talaga ni rizal
- At Apr 7, 2013, 11:35:00 AM, Mitchi said...
I had visited the Rizal Shrine last December 9, 2012, and I was happy to see the aqueduct. Akala ko hanggang textbook ni Zaide ko lang mababasa yun.