For a whole day itinerary, anyone can do the 150th Lakbay Rizal sites in Manila and Antipolo. That’s a total of 11 stamps all in one day!
- Site of University of Sto. Tomas
Site of University of Sto. Tomas
From Jolibee Aduana, the Site of UST, located at Aduana cor. Solano Sts, Intramuros, Manila, where Miguel Benevidez stands is the nearest. According to the Tourism website, the stamp can be claimed at the Guard Outpost, Banco Filipino building, just near the area. However, when I came for my stamp, the site stamp was located at the Visitor’s Center in Fort Santiago.
This is a Rizal site because Jose Rizal had been a student at UST from 1877 to 1882.
- Fort Santiago – Rizal Shrine & Prison Cell
Rizal Shrine and Prison Cell
From the Site of the University of Sto. Tomas, the next site to visit is Fort Santiago, which is also a short walk away from the first site. Entrance to Fort Santiago is P75 for adults and P50 for students. The stamp can be found at the Visitor’s Center near the entrance.
Fort Santiago is where Jose Rizal had been kept from November 3 to December 29, 1896
Mondays – 1:00 pm to 5:00 PM
Tuesdays-Sundays - 8:00 am to 12:00 noon/1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- Rizal Chapel Cell
The Chapel Cell, now merely just a structure with a statue of Rizal in the middle had been the room where Rizal spent his last night in 1896.
Chapel Cell of Rizal
The stamp is also located at the Visitor’s Center in Fort Santiago.
- Ateneo Municipal de Manila
The site of Ateneo Municipal de Manila is at Anda cor. Sta. Lucia St., Intramuros, Manila, until it burned down in 1932. It is now the place where Clamshell is located.
Ateneo Municipal de Manila
Ateneo Municipal de Manila is where Rizal had spent some time studying in 1872 to 1877. The stamp is located inside the Clamshell, you can inquire with the guard.
- Site of Rizal’s Trial
Site of Rizal Trial
After the walk at Clamshell, just nearby stands the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, which is the site where Cuartel de Espana had been built. Located at Gen. Luan cor. Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila, the Cuartel de Espana was where Rizal had been put to trial. It’s historical marker was put along the street.
To get the stamp, go inside the school and ask the guard for the Rizal stamp.
- Rizal Park
After going into the Clamshell, a longer walk along the Intramuros front gate will lead you to the nearby Rizal Park. If you’re not into long walks, horse carriages can be hired to take you along the way, otherwise Rizal Park is just near the UN Ave. Located at Roxas Blvd, Burgos, Kalaw and Taft Avenue, Rizal Park is also known as Luneta or Bagumbayan.
This is where Jose Rizal was executed on December 30, 1896.
The stamp can be found at the NPDC Cultural Office which is located at the Rizal Fountain.
You can look for Mr. Freddie Edos when finding the stamp.
- Rizal Monument
Located at the Rizal Park, the National Monument, designed by Richard Kissling of Switzerland, it is where Rizal’s remains are laid. The stamp for the Rizal Monument can also be found at the NPDC Cultural Office, along with the Rizal Park stamp.
- Site of the Execution of Rizal
The Site of the Execution of Rizal
This site is the exact location of where Rizal was executed in the Rizal Park. Today, a diorama of the execution with lights and sounds can be found on the site. The stamp can also be taken from Mr. Freddie Edos at the NPDC Cultural Office.
- Rizal Fountain
This is the original fountain, given by the Germans, is the original fountain where Jose Rizal drank and had written the last chapter of Noli Me Tangere at Wilhemsfeld Village, Heidelberg, which is now Noli Village.
The Rizal Fountain is just near the NPDC Cultural Office.
- Paco Park
A little further off from UN Ave and Rizal Park is the Paco Park, located at San Marcelino and Gen. Luna Sts., Paco, Manila, where Rizal’s remains had been secretly buried. There is a small chapel in the cemetery and around the area, there are also other burial sites of other heroes.
Rizal's Burial Grounds
The Paco Park is opened every day except Monday and Tuesday and there’s an entrance fee of P5 per person. The park is open from 7am to 7pm.
- Antipolo Church
If there’s still time, take the next train going to Doroteo Jose from UN Ave and then take the connecting train from Recto Station going to Santolan Station. From Santolan Station, there are jeeps plying the Antipolo Church (fare is usually P23 – 25). Get down at the Church and go to the Cathedral Office behind the Church, ask them for the Rizal passport stamp.
This is included in the 150th Lakbay Rizal because Jose Rizal had once taken a boat to the church with his father.
The office is open from 6am – 6pm so be sure to be there before the office closes.
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