October 29, 2011. After visiting and spending half of the day at the Manila Zoo we headed to Luneta Park. Rizal Park also known as Luneta Park is one of the famed historical sites in the Philippines. National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal and the three Martyr Priests Jose Burgos, Mariano Gomez, and Jacinto Zamora were executed in the site after being accused of spearheading revolution against Spaniards. Known to many, the said events sparked the courage of Filipinos to fight for independence.
Luneta Park has been significant site of moments in Philippine History. The declaration of Philippine independence from American Rule was also held in this place. The Park truly symbolizes Filipino pride, courage, dignity and independence.
Today, Luneta Park is not just a place of monument. Dancing fountains, food stalls, a glimpse of perfect sunset at Manila Bay, grassy open field serves as pasyalan, a perfect dating venue, and family's picnic place.
Calesas or horse-drawn vehicles are available in the area for standard rate of P50.
A good place for dating and picnics.
The famous landmark- Rizal monument was designed by Swiss sculpture Richard Kissling. The monument is guarded each and every moment to protect Dr. Jose Rizal’s remains inside.
|6:00 pm at the Park|
The Park’s Dancing fountains.