Sunday, December 30, 2012

Rizal's Execution Site

Seen in this old picture is the event that changed the history of the Filipino people. Rizal's execution 1896.

I went back on that very site where the execution actually happened.

At the entrance, there are murals that depict the life of Dr. Jose Rizal. Another wall have an engraved copy of his Mi Ultimo Adios, in Spanish, English, and Filipino languages.

The setting was this on the 30th of December 1896 early morning:

drums were beating
Rizal was brought to the site from Fort Santiago
the friar reciting the final rites
the firing squad were on position
and also the dog
but when this man shouted Fuego!
the firing squad shot him to death
There's a marker at the very spot Rizal was shot by 7:03 am of December 30, 1896.

Also found at the site are bronze statues of the last hours of Rizal at his prison cell at Fort Santiago.

Rizal placed his "Mi Ultimo Adios" inside the lamp.
Rizal's last moments with his mother
This Execution Site or the Light and Sounds Museum (located at Rizal Park, near the Rizal Monument) is open to public daily except Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The regular entrance is only P10.00, and P50.00 during night shows.


  1. ang cool naman nito ... maganda din sa may rizal shrine sa dapitan ... happy new year!

  2. nanahimik na kasi sa Dapitan, hinugot pa ulit. Ayan tuloy nagalit si Bonifacio



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