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Information about Museo ni Rizal

Museo ni Rizal

Located inside Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Museo ni Rizal is a museum and shrine that showcases Jose Rizal’s importance in the history of the Philippines. The building used to be a barracks built in the 1500s, but it was destroyed during the Battle of Manila in 1945. The barracks wing where Jose Rizal’s prison cell was located was reconstructed in 1953 and now serves as the museum. 

Inside, you’ll find the prison cell where Jose Rizal spent his days before he was executed, letters he wrote to his family, his final gift to Josephine Bracken, and even the alcohol stove where Jose Rizal hid his poem Mi Ultimo Adios. The most prized display at the museum is the actual vertebra of Jose Rizal, which was hit by a bullet when he was executed.

Tickets and entry

The entrance fee to the museum is already included in the ticket for Fort Santiago. Adults need to pay PhP 75, while students, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities are charged PhP 50.

Best time to visit

Since it is an indoor venue, the museum can be visited year-round, but if you plan to explore the other areas of Fort Santiago, it’s best to visit during the dry months, which usually fall from November to May, so you can avoid getting rained on.

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