Rizal Shrine is known for the birthplace of our Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal. It is one of the most frequented historical and tourist sites in Laguna. An average of 270,000 tourists visit this shrine annually.
It was easy
to go there because there are signs and people will help tourists to
find the way. I have already gone to Rizal Shrine, during my grade
school days and as far as I remember the color of the Shrine was white.
But, as we got to the Shrine, I was shocked because of its color. It is
I was a bit disappointed with the color because they changed the
structure so much. I am happy with the people there, I saw kids playing,
dancing and I heard by some of them they were going to join Showtime, a
famous talent show in abs-cbn. For me, it was nice to unwind there
because of its fresh air and green environment.
we were already inside the house, in the first floor, there were the
medals of Rizal. The house of Rizal is huge, because I know that Rizal
came from a middle-class. The chandeliers were all like the same, in the
room, dining, and living room. I was amazed with the kitchen of Rizal,
it was really different. There were the pot, and woods used for cooking.
In the bathroom, there was a big jar, and a big hole. It was not hot
inside the house because the shrine was made of wood, the windows were
open, so it was not hot inside. Going to the room, I saw the room of the
parents of Rizal, there was a picture of them and also the ceiling it
was like, already breaking. The house of Rizal was simple but elegant.
outside the shrine, there was the Nipa Hut, used as playground by Jose
Rizal with his sisters. I also saw the original coat of Rizal, his novel
Noli Metangere and El Filibusterismo. The original things
of Rizal were all kept carefully. There was also a gallery at the
outside the Shrine,