Rizal Park and Shrine, Dapitan City

Rizal Shrine Dapitan
The Rizal Shrine in Dapitan (José Rizal Memorial Protected Landscape) was the place where our National Hero was exiled by the Spaniards in 1892. Today, this historical place shows his life while working as a doctor, sculptor, farmer, teacher and many others. He purchased this land after winning a lottery in 1892. Later, his mother, sisters and relatives transferred here from Calamba, Laguna. However, on January 15, 1897, the Spanish authorities confiscated all of his property. These were converted into a park and were declared as National Park in 1940 by President Manuel L. Quezon.

The Introduction: History, Location, Description

As a doctor, he treated mostly poor patients and the neighboring provinces.

My mandatory selfie :)

Rates, Budget Friendly and Affordable Place to Stay Zamboanga del Norte:

WHERE TO STAY IN DIPOLOG: I stayed at GV Hotel, one of the cheapest and budget-friendly places to stay. For an overnight stay, I paid 600 pesos; the room has a toilet and bath, a single bed, cable TV, and fully airconditioned. It is situated in the center, thus, it is a walking distance to Dipolog Integrated Terminal, food establishments, and banks.

How To Get To Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte:

HOW TO GET TO RIZAL SHRINE: Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have their regular trips to Dipolog Airport. If you're from the nearby provinces, you can ride in a Rural transit bus or UV Express van at any terminal to Dipolog Integrated Bus Terminal. Here, take another bus to the destination. 

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