Rizal's Landing Place
Rizal's Landing Place
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jblaza
Marikina, Philippines717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Rizal’s Landing Place marks the beach where Jose Rizal landed when he was exiled by the Spanish colonial government to Dapitan. This is a noteworthy site for tourists traveling to the Rizal Shrine in Dapitan. Facing the sea, you can see the Rizal Shrine to your right. Including the Rizal’s Landing Place, Casa Real, Dapitan Park, and St. James Church—all within the Historic Center of Dapitan—to your itinerary will give a more exhaustive picture of how Rizal arrived and lived in Dapitan. These are short but meaningful stops along the way to the shrine.

The monument faces away from the shore and towards the Dapitan City proper, presumably towards the Casa Real, which was the residence and administration building of the Military Governor of Dapitan during the Spanish occupation, where Rizal was brought after he arrived. The monument features Rizal disembarking a boat while accompanied by Captain Delgras and three artillerymen, one of whom is holding Rizal’s luggage and a farol (lamp) de combate.

A National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) marker—then the National Historical Commission—has adorned the site since 1969. (A word of warning though: the historical marker is directly in front of the road and the only way to get a decent photo of the historical marker is to stand on the road itself.)

There is a road that encircles the monument from behind. This is where we parked our car during our visit. There were no other tourists when we were there although there were some locals who were exercising.

Aside from the monument, there is nothing else in the area. No shops, no stores, no food stalls, no facilities. After taking photos and drone shots, we left the site and headed towards the Dapitan City proper.
Written February 24, 2024
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Vic Mayor
Baguio, Philippines1,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The Spot where Rizal first disembarked in Dapitan is marked by a Monument. Well its not really the Exact, as in Exact spot.
Written December 6, 2019
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Jun Ruaya
Calamba, Philippines52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The oversized statues of Rizal and the guardia civil is commendable, just like Sikatuna's blood compact in Bohol and McArthur's landing in Tacloban because it is visible from a distance.But the surrounding area of the landing site is dirty and needs improvement of even a whitewash would do. I suggest the road leading to the site should be adorned with Spanish-time lampposts not modern to create the right ambiance. Replica of old houses could be built near the site to create the time of Rizal's landing in 1863. Oil lamps of Rizal's time could be displayed on the posts leading to the site.There should be enough souvenir stores for tourists. Because of the lack of restaurants tourists spend only a few minutes on the site. Others just stayed on the vehicles and viewed the site hastily then leave for the shrine or the church plaza.
Aside from the statues, tourists have nothing more to do after having a selfie or two with Rizal as a backdrop. The vicinity needs much improvement. The city government has started to clean up the area by removing old, dilapidated food stalls and widening the road--but that's the only improvement. You cant stay long at the landing site because there's not much to do unless you have to wait for twilight to see the sunset.
Written November 5, 2019
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan15,202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
This is the place where Rizal, a national hero of the Philippines, landed. Since there is only few touristic site in Dipolog, this is a major tourist attraction. Although I don’t know about the history of the country, I found this place is very beautiful. It is a good spot to take a picture.
Written December 5, 2018
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MayonBikeTours
Legazpi, Philippines16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
we went around dapitan city using a bicycle. here we have seen the most beautiful sunset of our lives on this lovely place
Written March 23, 2017
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CharityCupidMon
Quezon City, Philippines24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
It looks like the McArthur view in Leyte as well. Near the beach and Dapitan. Beautiful view and breeze of serenity and vastness. :)
Written March 14, 2017
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L Kirk Galanza
Metro Manila, Philippines666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
Dr. Jose Rizal, Philippine national hero, landed in this location to start his exile in Dapitan City, where he served the people as doctor, teacher and citizen. This place is part of history.
Written July 9, 2016
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Maria Teresita E
San Francisco, Philippines52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Business
A glimpse of Philippine History, Rizal's Landing Place is the first place you must visit in Dapitan City, the view is beautiful, the area is great for picture-taking.
Written February 3, 2016
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enegue2013
Quezon City, Philippines147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
Must see attraction in Dapitan. It is a good point for photo opportunity! The beach area has good view specially when the sun sets at dawn.
Written November 19, 2015
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Freetochat
Kesgrave10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Part of history and a good location for those holiday photos. It is just a five minute stop to look at the monument.
Written October 28, 2015
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