Information about Luneta Park
Rizal Park, widely known as Luneta Park is an iconic park that carries with it a rich history, as it is the location where the country’s National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal was executed. The park was also formerly known as Bagumbayan during the Spanish Occupation in the Philippines.
Rizal Park is one of the largest recreational parks in Asia. The 58-hectare park is situated at the northern part of Roxas Boulevard. It is surrounded by Taft Avenue, Padre Burgos Avenue and Kalaw Avenue. Aside from the Rizal Park, there are also nearby attractions like the National Museum, National Museum of Anthropology, Manila Ocean Park, Intramuros and a lot more.
Aside from a walk at the park, you can have your photograph taken with the iconic Rizal monument, as it is the country’s most visited, and most photographed statue of all time. Since it is a historical site, you can also visit the very spot where Dr. Rizal was executed, it is about a hundred-meter distance from the Rizal statute. Along with these activities, are other monuments that are worth visiting like the huge statue of Lapu-Lapu, the Gallery of Heroes where sculptures of heroes across the country are situated. You can also see the tallest flagpole in the country, and be amazed by the representation of the Philippine Archipelago through its gigantic map.
How to get there
Take a jeepney from Rizal Avenue to Taft Avenue and ask to be dropped off at T.M. Kalaw.
Best time to visit
It is open from 5–9AM, and 10:30AM–9PM.