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Travel Diaries| Jose Rizal and His Shrine in Dapitan

Hindi pa pala kami pagod kahit 8:00 am na nagising at halos 9:00 na nag breakfast! So we decided to leave Dapitan City at 4:00pm na lang instead of 9:00 am.

After breakfast  in Harohoy sa Baybayon, we agreed to visit Rizal's Shrine in Talisay then proceed to the infamous Dakak  Beach Resort! Kapag nababanggit ang Dakak, naaalala ko bigla ang Eat Bulaga jejeje. Of course you can’t go straight to Rizal Shrine and Dakak kapag hindi ka dumaan sa historically-significant Rizal's Landing Site in Dapitan Boulevard. Picture-taking! Sakin tawag ko Photowalk basta piktyuran, yun na yun! Jejeje.



TRIVIA
RIZAL's LANDING SITE. The site where Rizal disembarked from the steamer “S.S. Cebu” located at Santa Cruz Beach. In 1565 with the arrival of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, a 20 feet cross was erected to symbolize the propagation of Christianity in the area. Dr. Jose P. Rizal landed 7:00 o’clock P.M. on July 17, 1892 to begin the life of an exile in Dapitan. With Captain Delgras and three artillery men, they walked through Sta. Cruz Street with a “Farol de Combate” to the Casa Real where he was presented to Don Ricardo Carnicero, Spanish Military Governor of the District.


RIZAL's SHRINE. This is the major historical landmark of the city. It is the original estate of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal which he acquired by purchase during his exile in Dapitan from 1892 to 1896. The Rizal Shrine is approximately two kilometers from the Dapitan City Hall. Its land area has been considerably restored to its original size of 16 hectares with the reclamation of 10,974 square meters.visitmyphilippines.com



Rizal Shrine in Dapitan  is less than twenty (20) minutes away from the hostel we stayed. After the short stop-over in the Boulevard, where the statue depicting arrival of Rizal stands, we then proceed to the Shrine. We ask for some information and pay courtesy to the persons- in-charged of the shrine. Wala pa lang entrance fee but you can give donation in any amount for the maintenance of the historical place. The shrine is presently taken care and maintained by a group of National Hero’s followers called Rizalians.

Rizal stayed in this property he owns during his exile in Dapitan.  He bought this more or less 16 hectares estate in Barangay Talisay from the price he won in the lottery. After acquisition, Rizal’s family transferred to Dapitan from Laguna and lived with him. He lived in Dapitan for four years as a physician,farmer, artist, inventor, scientist, teacher and merchant. Good, Bad and romantic memories of National hero lies in this peaceful place. The love story of Rizal and Josephine Bracken-the last woman of his life, adds interest to the historical place. Rizal and Bracken  lived as husband and wife in Dapitan. The couple had a child they named Francisco Rizal y Bracken who was born prematurely and died after a few hours.


PHOTOWALK

Rizal's Landing Site
"The beginning of his exile in Dapitan"
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CASA Redonda- served as quarters for our National Hero's Pupils and was later converted into clinic. 
"going to Casa Residencia- Rizal's Main house"








"The Rizalians"
The  Baluno Tree planted by Dr. Jose Rizal 200 years ago
Dramatic view of Mi Retiro Rock or Batong Lumayag (right side) within an artificial lagoon. This is where Rizal wrote his longest poem- Mi Retiro. 
 View of Casa Redonda from Mi Retiro Rock
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A quick  tour in Rizaliana. A building that was constructed in 1972 which houses Rizal's books, periodicals, artworks, and other historically-significant  works and personal belongings. 


Rizal's slacks displayed in the Museum
Some of Rizal's Sculptural works displayed in the Museum
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UP NEXT: Oh my, DAKAK!


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43 comments:

  1. been there a lot of times when i was young... brings back lots of memories..:)

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  2. I went there already and never fails to amazed me! Super historical and cultural stuff :)

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  3. @Hazel- given the chance i would love to visit this place again-sayang saglit lang kami dito

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  4. @LalalaPatricia- I agree! Same feeling the moment i went there:)

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  5. pumnta ka pala sa probinsya nmin ... hindi din ako nagsasawa pumunta dyan sa shrine na yan

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  6. these are treasures worth preserving. the place looks like a place were one can find peace and tranquility... while reminiscing our heroes life. visiting the place will be a pleasure. Yahweh bless.

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  7. Parehas tayo! :) Whenever I hear the word 'Dakak', I always associate it to Eat Bulaga.. :)) On a serious note, I've always dreamt about going to Dapitan -- not only to check-out Dakak, but to specifically experience the place where Rizal spent most of his days as an all-around person. :) A true hero, indeed!

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  8. @ Kulapipot- Ang ganda ng probinsya mo:) given the chance, i will keep on coming back to ZaNorte-

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  9. @Ralph- I agree bro- very peaceful and the stories that lies makes the place more interesting
    @ Mai- Dapitan is worth to visit- luv the whole city plus its historical points

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  10. Yay! Best place to trace the life of Rizal. And with your first paragraph, napangiti ako. Inaalala ko kasi kung saan ko napapanood yung commercial ng Dakak noon sa Eat Bulaga pala, at buti nabanggit mo haha..

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  11. I wish I can visit Dapitan too. And hope you can visit DAVAO CITY as well.

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  12. Dapitan definitely owns a big seat in the Philippines history. The place where he wrote his poem is breathtaking.

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  13. inggit ako, we weren't able to visit rizal's shrine nung nag dapitan kami :(

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  14. One historical place that shouldn't be missed, specially when we talk about Rizal..

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  15. Wow! Even in exile, Rizal seemed to have lived quite comfortably. That is one huge hut.

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  16. Me too! I always remember Eat Bulaga when Dakak is mentioned. haha! I would love to go there and see that very historical place. Good thing they preserved it so that kids of the next generation can witness where our national hero once lived.

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  17. You never fail to amaze me Jeff..
    You just the most out of the time spent here.
    What more, this is very informative!

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  18. @Bro Edmar-hahaha very associated talaga:) lol:)
    @Raine- How I wish. Davao is the queen of Mindanao!
    @Franc- well-said bro. thanks for dropping here:)
    @Christian- sayang. this place (i think) is one of the most interesting and must visit in Dapitan and ZaNorte
    @Myk- I definitely Agree:)
    @Adeline- Indeed! His life in Dapitan is a greaT chapter in his life- he meet Bracken in Talisay!:)
    @Che- The place is well- maintained. thanks to the Rizalians!:)
    @Francis- wow tnx bro:) that's inspires me to continue blogging:)

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  19. Ang ganda ng post, very infromative at ang ganda rin ng main house ni Rizal.I did not know htta his family from Calamba moved with him in Dapitan after he bought the 16 hectares property. thanks for the history learned form this post.

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  20. I have not been to this place, the Rizal shrines I've been to are Luneta, Fort Santiago and his house in Calamba too. I want to visit his shrine in Dapitan too.

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  21. @mami tess-wow tnx for that comment, got more inspiration /motivationto do history-related posts after I visited that shrine. Got pieces of interesting information whenever I dropped to .historical places...

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  22. @les -one of my goal is to visit all the places where he lived and dropped(take note as Philippines LNG ha jeje)

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  23. Bro, makukuntento na lang ako sa post mo. Sarap sigurong makapunta riyan.

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  24. I want to visit that place too..pati na din Dakak! Hahaha!
    Dapat pala super hero si Rizal, sha na lahat--jack of all trades. And take note, chick boy pa yan! ;)

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  25. The lagoon looks a lot like an infinity pool!

    Na stress naman ako ang yaman2 ni Rizal, naka exile siya tapos na afford niya yung 16 hectares, akalain mo, nanalo pala siya sa lotto.

    I'd love to go to this place in the future.

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  26. ganda ng post mo jeffrey ... i failed to have an extensive visit sa area ni Rizal .. nki CR lang talaga ako .. hehehe but i love the MI REtiro Rock .. kasi dun yung romantic place nila ng GF nia si Josephine ... :D

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  27. I've never been to Zamboanga! Nice pictures :)))

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  28. Your post was pretty extensive, I feel like it took me there in a flash. ^_^

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  29. I always wanted to go to this place and see where our National Hero once was =)

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  30. wow a lot of those photos really inspiring! bringing back everything from the past! xx

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  31. @papaleng- tnx bro for dropping here:) let's do explore our beautiful 7107 islands:)
    @Lipstick-hahaha tumpak pero mukhang nagtino sya sa Dapitan-ky lola Josephine lang talaga ang mga mata nya:)
    @Swexie- breathtaking talaga ang view nung lagoon specially pag takipsilim
    @Dennis-dami ko namang tawa dun, kung hindi pa tinawag ni mother nature- hindi mo madadaanan :)
    @aLGENE @Mark- thanks for your wonderful comments:)
    @Ricky- go bro, explore mindanao!
    @MaryJane- thanks for dropping here, cheers:)

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  32. JOSE RIZAL and his life always amaze me and if only I have given a chance to time travel... I would wish to be there at all the places he went even the most secretive ones. LOL!!

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  33. HAHAHA I was just searching information about Dapitan. Thank you so much, great post!

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  35. It's good to see Rizal's home intact after all these years. Somehow, it helps in keeping our nationalism alive.

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  39. The more I view the picture, the more the place seem familiar to me. Then I remember, nakapunta na nga pala kami rito hehe. Ang liit ng damit ni Rizal noh? :D

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  41. I've been there last April 27, 2013... it feel's great!! i was amazed when i saw the historical place....

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  42. Though from Laguna din ako, I think I've only visited Rizal Shrine around 2-3 times. Mostly pag field-trips lang. Always nice to get to visit places with rich historical background.

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  43. very informative.thanks for sharing jeff!

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