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  • ROCruiser
    Claremont, California4,574 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Near Cruise Port
    It was a Saturday when our cruise ship docked here for the day and we were warned that we should not go far away as traffic will be bad in this city. With the hot weather, we did not want to explore too far away and ended up at this park nearby. We spent a couple of hours here and had an amazing time seeing the different parts of this huge park. The memorials, the Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, all in all a good visit before getting back on the ship.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Paul S
    Deception Bay, Australia14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome and very historical
    Better to visit early morning or late afternoon when its cooler. An amazing park that is beautiful and enjoyable to walk around. It also has history about Philippine's independence, it was awe inspiring. Also the very cute ice cream buskers with their authentic trolleys offering 3 different choices for only 50 pesos. A wonderful trip and can be romantic. Worth a visit for something simple and quiet.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 15 August 2023
  • AzitiZ
    Shanghai, China338 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good
    I first visited this place in 2004. First time back since then. It is a lovely place to go to with a lot of things to look at and admire. The statue of national hero Jose Rizal is now since 2013 designated a national treasure and well worth a look. There is a Filipino-Chinese garden that was constructed in 2009 to add to the ambience. It is a spacious park and a world away from the hustle and bustle of Malate, the area that it is more or less situated in. Entry to the park is free. It is safe and feels good. Worth a look if in the area as a tourist.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,395 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Named after the National Patriot
    Another short tour stop, probably because the park was closed to visitors at the time. It is named in honour of Philippine patriot, José Rizal, executed on December 30, 1896, for his opposition to Spanish rule. The monument in his honour enshrines his remains. according to information available to us, there are a number of other attractions in the park including fountains, monuments and a lagoon. Hope to return and enjoy the amenity for a longer period.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 December 2023
  • Travel with Hemant
    India282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    visit to Rozar Park
    Rizal Park in Manila is a captivating tapestry of history, leisure, and gastronomic delights. The stately Rizal Monument, framed by manicured gardens, anchors this haven of culture and tranquility. Amidst historical wonders, local ice cream vendors tantalize taste buds with inventive flavors like ube and coconut, showcasing the Filipino flair for frozen delights. Adjacent mango vendors offer the juiciest slices and shakes, celebrating the renowned sweetness of Philippine mangoes. Explore further to discover the Zero Mile Stone, a historic marker denoting the point from which all road distances are measured—a symbolic center of the nation. The nearby Studium enhances the visit with cultural exhibits, weaving education into this sensory-rich experience. Rizal Park emerges not only as a historical landmark but as a multifaceted sanctuary where heritage, leisure, and culinary artistry converge.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 24 December 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,097 contributions
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    Well maintained Park, Full of History
    Wonderful Park that is located just outside the walled city, massive park that is extremely well maintained. Doubles up also as monument to Philippines independence with lots of other things to see and do. Large water feature in middle of park with many seats around so you can relax and enjoy the park. With gardens to enjoy also, it's such a great place to experience the history of Manila and the Philippines.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 March 2024
  • Andy keen
    Birmingham, United Kingdom1,685 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Manilla in the old style
    Walked to Rizal Park and then met up with a horse drawn Keela and took a 4 hour city tour including the worlds largest and oldest Chinatown. Very interesting and a lovely way to see the sights. $30 each for the 2 of us for 4 hour very good tour
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 June 2024
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JS-JN
Bristol, UK4,849 contributions
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Feb 2023 • Solo
Wandered through here in the daytime and it’s a pleasant park but by accident I came back through in the evenings and was amazed to see the fountains, lights, flames erupting to music. A great sight and all for free.

Nice to see also the public toilets are free and stay open at each end of the park.
Written 21 February 2023
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,574 contributions
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Mar 2023
It was a Saturday when our cruise ship docked here for the day and we were warned that we should not go far away as traffic will be bad in this city. With the hot weather, we did not want to explore too far away and ended up at this park nearby. We spent a couple of hours here and had an amazing time seeing the different parts of this huge park. The memorials, the Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, all in all a good visit before getting back on the ship.
Written 8 August 2023
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,944 contributions
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Dec 2022
Rizal Park is a very nice large park located on the Manila Bay next to the Walled City of Intramuros in the Old City of Manila and is commemorating the life and work of Dr. Jose Rizal the most honored Pilipino patriot in its’ history. It is also the location where Dr. Jose Rizal was executed by a Spanish firing squad on December 30th, 1896.
At the entrance of the park you have the Rizal Monument which is a large Obelisk; this shrine is in honor of this national hero and most famous Filipino. Our guide told us that this is the most famous and most photographed monument in all of the Philippines.
In front of this statue is a Zero Marker which serves as a reference point for the distance from Manila to all other locations on Luzon Island and other cities across the Philippines.
The Rizal Park also contains massive green grass areas, gardens, trees, flag poles; ponds, walkways and more.
We found it to be a very relaxing park and full of history.
Written 21 December 2022
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Germaine Trittl... L
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Every Filipino must once in their life go visit Rizal Park otherwise known as "Luneta". Besides a standard photo beside the National Hero's memorial, kids must see the giant Philippine map, the various busts and statues of heroes and historical characters, and the different gardens surrounding the park. Both the Japanese and Chinese gardens are a pleasure to visit with their unique landscaping and cultural ambience. There are many sites for Instagrammable photos as if one is actually in another country. From the meditation garden and ponds, to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing marker, to the Confucius quotes on the bridge/pathway, the place is a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Written 11 August 2022
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Hana
Nantes, France45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It is a nice park in the morning, until probably 10 am. Then it becomes super crowded and stays like that during the day. There are a lot of people who try to sell you stuff, including buggy rides to the intramuros. Tell them no, because intramuros is definitely walkable and don't fall for their tricks. Just smile and say no thank you. Probably avoid at night, I mean it's full of beggars even in the day so I can really not imagine what occurs there at nighttime. I went to the Natural history museum there, it is definitely worth it! Not counting churches, its the cleanest place in Manila (the museum, not the park) :)
Written 2 February 2020
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines10,062 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
It's been a while since I last took a stroll in this park notwithstanding the fact that it's just a few minutes away from our house in Manila. The whole place seems cleaner now, but spaces where people can just sit down, relax and have a picnic are now limited. However, I'm glad that many of those places that I used to visit when I was a kid are still around, well-kept and open to the public. Not to miss, of course, are the monument dedicated to Dr. José Rizal (aka the "motto stella" where the national hero's mortal remains are collocated), the big flag and pole in front of it, the memorial where the hero was executed, the monument dedicated to the three priests popularly called "GOMBURZA", the Chinese Garden, the Centennial Clock and the Km 0 marker across the street, etc. One can practically spend the whole morning or afternoon just roaming around this park, and for free! Behind the Quirino Grandstand one may also visit the Manila Ocean Park for a fee. Not too far are some museums and the recently built Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach. However, finding a parking lot can be a bit of a problem.
Written 6 March 2023
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Sri Babbai Sri ... a
San Diego, CA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Make sure you go to little oasis of trees across from the fountain. There is a little park in the park. Do you wonder what this city would be like if they had not cut down all the trees? In the little park in the park you are taken to a pristine and cool place. There were huge trees that made you feel peaceful and calm right in Manila. Worth going just to stroll though the little park. I am not for sure what they were but it seemed to be hundred of orchid plants there as well. They were not in bloom but hundred of numbered and labeled plants in the little park as well. When the city stress you out head to the little park you will feel at peace in the world.
Written 28 July 2022
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Paul S
Deception Bay, Australia14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Better to visit early morning or late afternoon when its cooler. An amazing park that is beautiful and enjoyable to walk around.
It also has history about Philippine's independence, it was awe inspiring.
Also the very cute ice cream buskers with their authentic trolleys offering 3 different choices for only 50 pesos. A wonderful trip and can be romantic.
Worth a visit for something simple and quiet.
Written 16 August 2023
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Travel with Hemant
India282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
Rizal Park in Manila is a captivating tapestry of history, leisure, and gastronomic delights. The stately Rizal Monument, framed by manicured gardens, anchors this haven of culture and tranquility. Amidst historical wonders, local ice cream vendors tantalize taste buds with inventive flavors like ube and coconut, showcasing the Filipino flair for frozen delights. Adjacent mango vendors offer the juiciest slices and shakes, celebrating the renowned sweetness of Philippine mangoes. Explore further to discover the Zero Mile Stone, a historic marker denoting the point from which all road distances are measured—a symbolic center of the nation. The nearby Studium enhances the visit with cultural exhibits, weaving education into this sensory-rich experience. Rizal Park emerges not only as a historical landmark but as a multifaceted sanctuary where heritage, leisure, and culinary artistry converge.
Written 24 December 2023
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Mel2262
Brisbane, Australia111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our guide dropped us off here for a walk around what a lovely spot to picnic, kick a ball or just people watch. It was a weekend so it was packed with families it's named after a very important person in there history so you read about as you walk around. Definitely worth a look.
Written 25 January 2020
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