Located along Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila, is the famous park officially known as Rizal Park. It is beautifully covered with manicured lawn, flowers, green plants and water fountain. Me and my family strolled and ate lunch there. I’m so happy because I finally got to explore the whole place for the second time!
The park has mini-shuttles and Kalisa (Philippine’s oldest form of transportation) that would take you around the area for sightseeing. You can also find several souvenir shops where you can buy gift items at an affordable price.
Two of the famous monuments inside the park are that of Dr. Jose Rizal, Philippine National Hero who fought during the Spanish era in the 19th century, and Lapu-Lapu, a Tribal Chieftain in the Visayas Region, hailed as one of the early Philippine Heroes who famously led the resistance of the Cebuanos against the Spaniards in the 16th century.
Luneta Park is a historical place. It is where Dr. Jose Rizal was executed on December 30, 1896. The place of his execution can be found not far from the water fountain. His monument, made of bronze and granite, is closely guarded by military personnels.
Believe it or not, but the best time to visit Luneta park is during mid-afternoon where the environment is cooler and soothing. The sprawling area is ideal for unwinding, dry picnic and simply bonding moment with friends and family.
Now, it’s time to see the pictures I took.