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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 August 8, 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 August 15, 2023
  • AzitiZ
    Shanghai, China337 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,125 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 18, 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
    Traveled on business
    Written December 24, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled solo
    Written March 17, 2024
  • Andy keen
    Birmingham, United Kingdom1,686 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 10, 2024
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Andy keen
Birmingham, UK1,686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
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
Written June 10, 2024
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TravelLuvinChick
Watauga, TX100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The park is pretty big and has a lot of really cool memorials for Jose Rizal, who was executed by the Spanish for being a rebel. I enjoyed walking around and seeing all the murals, sculptures, and gardens.
Written March 27, 2024
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
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.
Written March 17, 2024
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I went to Rizal Park on a scorching hot day, but I still enjoyed myself. There’s something for basically everyone to do here, and it’s a great park to take pics. It was clean and safe-feeling. In particular, the shady spot with chessboards and some pretty avid chess players was a huge hit for me as a chess player—perfect venue for a chess club!
Written March 11, 2024
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Peter1270
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Good place to learn about the country's history. Clean and well kept.

The only thing that I found very disturbing was the park security guard screaming at people via a megaphone. The guard was rude to people who entered the park in apparently the wrong way (there is no clarity about this in the first place).
The guard targeted a foreigner and screamed at him to go back. The foreigner was unfazed, told the guard off and continued his way. Rudeness cleay did not impress him.
Written February 10, 2024
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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 December 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
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.
Written December 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anne S
Leeds, UK572 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Came here as part of a Jeepney tour. Interesting park remembering The Martyrdom of Dr Jose P Rizal. Worth visiting if in Manila.
Written November 30, 2023
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ANGRY P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
A very Historical and educational place to go, A place where you can spent together with your family with and learn about the past.
Written August 25, 2023
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AzitiZ
Shanghai, China337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
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.
Written August 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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