Rizal Park is located between Burnham Park and the City Hall of Baguio. The park was erected in honor of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. Rizal is said to be one of the greatest Filipinos who ever lived. At a time when the Philippines was under the oppressive rule of the Spaniards who came to colonize the country, Rizal's brilliance and dedication to his country served as inspiration for the Filipinos to fight for their independence. Rizal was a believer in the potential of the Filipino to seek the greatest heights amid adversity, and he lived a life that proved this. Rizal was an academician, a linguist, historian, writer, a scientist, and a medical doctor. He wrote a book titled "Noli Me Tangere" where he depicted the condition Filipinos were living in under the hostile and oppressive rule of the Spanish friars. His books were banned by the Spanish friars in the country at that time since it sought to expose their corruption and greed. Rizalís second novel was the "El Filibusterismo" which was the sequel to his first book and where he clarified his political ideas. He was falsely accused as the supreme leader of the "Katipunan" which was looked upon by the Spaniards as an illegal and subversive organization at that time. The Spanish military court found Rizal guilty of rebellion and sedition and was executed by a firing squad in Bagungbayan Field (Luneta Park) on December 30, 1896. Rizal's execution served as an inspiration to his compatriots and fueled the Philippine revolution, telling the world that here was a people yearning to be free. Rizal Park is on Central Promenade; is near G. Apacible; is near Hollywood; is near Old Luneta; is near Mt. Mayon; is near Padre Burgos; is near San Carlos; is near Palacio; Rizal Park is geographically located at latitude(14.5828 degrees) 14° 34' 58" North of the Equator and longitude (120.9789 degrees) 120° 58' 44" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Manila.
The locations related to Rizal Park are represented by the shortest distances between two points on Earth and may not be nearest by road. For example, Rizal Park is located 31 metres from Rizal Park Luneta Pond. Rizal Park is located 145 metres from Planetarium. Rizal Park is located 159 metres from National Library. Rizal Park is located 239 metres from Jose Rizal Monument. Rizal Park is located 258 metres from Jose Rizal Execution Spot.
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|Rizal Park Luneta Pond is located 0 Kilometres away from Rizal Park. Rizal Park Luneta Pond - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Planetarium is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Rizal Park. Planetarium - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Jose Rizal Monument is located 0.2 Kilometres away from Rizal Park. Jose Rizal Monument - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
Bayview Park Hotel Ermita 0.5km, The Manila Hotel 0.5km, Executive Plaza Hotel 0.7km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Rizal Park.
Masagana Superstore 0.6km, SM Manila 0.8km, Robinsons Place Manila 0.9km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Rizal Park.
Baluarte de San Diego Intramuros Manila 0.5km, Manila City Museum 0.5km, Manila Ocean Park 0.8km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Rizal Park.
Normal University 0.6km, Sta. Isabel College 0.6km, Araullo High School 0.7km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Rizal Park.
Rizal Park Luneta Pond 0km, San Agustin Church Garden 0.8km, National Paco Park 1.1km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Rizal Park.
Bayview Park Hotel Ermita is about 0.5 km away.
Baluarte de San Diego Intramuros Manila is about 0.5 km away.
Museo Pambata Children Museum is about 0.5 km away.
Relief Map of the Philippines, Rizal Park is about 0.5 km away.
Philamlife is about 0.5 km away.
Ermita Church is about 0.5 km away.