The 58-hectare (143 acre) Rizal Park is named for Dr Jose Rizal,
renowned Philippine anti-colonialist, writer and philosopher. The
park is one of the largest in South East Asia, and is a green lung
much used by the residents of Manila for recreation and
entertainment. The park features numerous ornamental gardens, a
chess plaza and a skating rink. In a pond on the east side of the
park the Philippine archipelago has been recreated in miniature.
There are also some museums and public buildings within the park,
and after sunset a sound and light exhibit featuring the martyrdom
of Dr Jose Rizal is displayed. On Sundays there is a free concert
in an open-air auditorium. Rizal Park is a wonderful place for
tourists to go and soak up a little of Manila's everyday life, in a
lush and beautiful natural setting.
Opening Time: Daily from 7am to 7pm